Danny Mills has claimed Aaron Wan-Bissaka could proven excellent value for money at Manchester United – and his price tag could soar to £130million in two years.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England international revealed he is a big admirer of the Crystal Palace right-back and claims United’s mega-money interest makes total business sense.
A United source has told Football Insider that Palace want £65million for Wan-Bissaka after rejecting a £40million bid from the Premier League giants for him.
“He’s clearly a very good player,” Mills told Football Insider. “He has an awful lot of potential and, the way that football’s changed, the full-backs are becoming more important. They are effectively wing-backs.
“Wan-Bissaka is a fabulous athlete, good on the ball and going forward. Defensively, he can be caught out from time to time, but he can learn the art of defending.
“The ability to go past people is far harder to learn. He is naturally quick and can fly past people, and that is why Man United want him.”
Some observers, including United fans, have questioned whether Wan-Bissaka, who only made his Palace debut in February of last year, is worth £40million, never mind the £65million valuation placed on him.
“Wan-Bissaka has a sell-on value,” Mills added to Football Insider. “What is he worth in two to three years? That value is only expected to raise. No-one knows where the transfer market is going, but he could double in value and he’ll be worth £130million in two years.
“His value is only going to go up. It is realistic business sense to buy him for big money and spread the cost over two to three years.”
Wan-Bissaka, who is preparing with England Under-21 for the European Championships in Italy and San Marino, is under contract at Selhurst Park until 2022.
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