Crystal Palace loaning Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka would be ‘perfect’, says reputable journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The lowdown: Disappointing move
Wan-Bissaka came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and made 49 appearances for the Eagles before being snapped up by United for an eye-watering £45million plus £5million in add-ons (Sky Sports).
Now, one well-informed onlooker has shed some light on the current state of play…
The latest: ‘Good fit’
Talking to the The Transfer Tavern, O’Rourke said it would be a ‘good fit’ for Wan-Bissaka to return to southeast London on a temporary basis, describing it as a ‘perfect’ transfer.
He said: “Yeah, it looks like a good fit here for both clubs, especially if Wan-Bissaka is not going to figure in Manchester United’s plans going forward.
“He was on the bench for the opening game against Brighton with Diogo Dalot preferred. I think Manchester United are pretty open to letting Wan-Bissaka go and there’s a possibility of a loan deal that will be perfect for Crystal Palace.”
The verdict: Make it happen
As things stand, Patrick Vieira currently has Joel Ward – who hailed the three-times capped England Under 21 ace as ‘phenomenal’ – and Nathaniel Clyne at his disposal as right-backs, both of whom are entering the twilight of their careers and have previously been prone to injury layoffs.
Last season, Wan-Bissaka made 25 appearances across all competitions for United, earning a 6.91 Sofascore rating whilst winning 5.8 duels, successfully completing 1.8 dribbles and making 1.7 interceptions on average per game.
Despite struggling to find his form, the man valued at £22.5million still has all the attributes to be a prominent performer in the Premier League and attempting to recapture his previously high levels would be a superb piece of business for all parties.
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