Man Utd ‘eye £85m double swoop’ after sealing Wan-Bissaka

Date published: Thursday 27th June 2019 12:03

James Maddison England Leicester City

Manchester United won’t rest on their laurels after sealing a £50million deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka as they turn their attentions to Sean Longstaff and James Maddison in the transfer market, according to reports.

BBC journalist David Ornstein confirmed on Wednesday that United had reached an agreement to sign Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace “in a deal worth £50m”.

After a series of bids for the England Under-21 right-back, United are ready to close the deal after finally agreeing a price with Palace – a fee just shy of the world-record fee of £52million for a full-back that Man City paid Monaco for Ben Mendy in 2017.

The Sun claims that the right-back has signed a six-year deal worth £25m, going from around wages of around £10k per week to a multi-millionaire overnight, and should be unveiled on Thursday.

According to a report from The Times, they will look to follow that deal up with a double swoop for talented young duo Longstaff and Maddison.

United have been linked with a move for Longstaff before, who enjoyed a breakthrough season under Rafa Benitez and has earned praise for his mature performances in the middle of the park.

He has only made nine Premier League appearances and his season was cut short when he suffered a knee ligament injury during Newcastle’s defeat to West Ham in March, but is rated highly by the Magpies and has been touted by some to have a £25m price tag.

Maddison meanwhile is being strongly linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium after an impressive debut Premier League season in which he scored seven goals and laid on seven assists in 36 appearances.

The England Under-21 international, who was signed from Norwich for a £22m fee last summer, has reportedly been touted for a £60m move to Manchester United and Tottenham this window.

 

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