Manchester United complete £45m signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United have completed the signing of Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The 21-year-old swaps Selhurst Park for Old Trafford for an initial fee understood to be £45m, with another £5m possible in add-ons. Wan-Bissaka becomes the most expensive uncapped British player of all-time and has signed a five-year deal at United, with the option of a further year.

Wan Bissaka told the club’s website: “It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say.

“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European [Under-21] Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”

The United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær added: “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League. He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play for Manchester United and he fits exactly the type of player that we are looking to bring into the squad to help us improve and push on further.

Wan-Bissaka poses after signing for United.

Wan-Bissaka poses after signing for United. Photograph: Manchester United

“Aaron is a young, hungry player and eager to learn and that’s important at his age. I am delighted he has signed with us and we look forward to continuing his tremendous development so far.”