Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to be ‘the first one out the door’ as Erik ten Hag is keen to get him off the Old Trafford wage bill, journalist Jacque Talbot has told GiveMeSport.
The Red Devils boss could sanction incomings and outgoings before the winter transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.
Man United transfer news – Aaron Wan-Bissaka
According to Goal, Manchester United are prepared to cut their losses and sell Wan-Bissaka during the early stages of 2023.
The report suggests the Red Devils could sanction the right-back’s departure as ten Hag looks to provide first-choice option Diogo Dalot with more competition for the remainder of the campaign.
Manchester United are willing to listen to offers and West Ham United is a potential destination as the east Londoners are interested in taking Wan-Bissaka on loan.
Crystal Palace want to re-sign the 25-year-old, while Wolverhampton Wanderers have also joined the race for his signature.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano recently told GiveMeSport that Manchester United are ‘100% open’ to allowing Wan-Bissaka to move onto pastures new.
What has Jacque Talbot said about Wan-Bissaka?
Talbot believes Wan-Bissaka does not fit into Manchester United chief ten Hag’s ethos, meaning it will be difficult for him to ever become a regular starter under the Dutchman.
As a result, the journalist has tipped the former England under-21 international to become the opening January exit from Old Trafford.
Talbot told GiveMeSport: “Wan-Bissaka came back in quite good shape last summer, but he just doesn’t have the personality that suits ten Hag’s style.
“He will probably be the first one out the door in January. I know he got a very good assist against Burnley, but I still think he’ll be one of the first ones out to free up the wage bill.”
Read more: January Transfer Window 2023: When Does It Begin, Rumours and Everything You Need To Know
Should Man United sell Wan-Bissaka this month?
Wan-Bissaka has failed to become one of the first names on the team-sheet since ten Hag moved into the Manchester United dugout and he did not make his first Premier League start of the campaign until December 27, according to Transfermarkt.
Just that statistic alone shows it may be the right time for a parting of ways just three-and-a-half years on from his £50million switch from Crystal Palace.
The downside from Manchester United’s point of view is the fact that they are highly unlikely to recoup a fee worth anywhere near the amount they paid, but his contract situation means they should still be able to secure a reasonable amount for Wan-Bissaka’s services.
His £100,000-per-week contract expires in 18 months, so the Red Devils should look to cash-in if possible instead of simply allowing him to move out on loan to a Premier League rival.
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