Man Utd outcast Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be thrown January transfer lifeline by Wolves as four clubs circle
WOLVES are weighing up whether to hand Manchester United’s £50million misfit Aaron Wan-Bissaka a lifeline in the January transfer window.
Julen Lopetegui is interested in the 25-year-old right-back after Erik ten Hag made it clear he is available for transfer.
Wolves are weighing up whether to move for Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-BissakaGetty
Wan-Bissaka, who was signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2019, has managed just four minutes of action for United this season as a late sub for Diogo Dalot against Liverpool in August.
However, Ten Hag clearly doesn’t rate the right-back, who was called up to the senior squad by Gareth Southgate for Euro qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria in his debut season at Old Trafford, only to withdraw with a back injury.
Since then Wan-Bissaka’s stock has dropped dramatically and United are ready to cut their losses by offloading the tough-tackling full-back.
His former club Crystal Palace, as well as Leeds and West Ham, have shown interest in a loan deal with an option for a permanent cut-price deal.
But Wolves are also looking at their options with Jonny Castro Otto currently sidelined through injury, while Nelson Semedo has struggled for consistency.
Lopetegui sees Wan-Bissaka, who has made 127 appearances for United, as the athletic, experienced operator he could use but is also exploring alternative options.
Although he wants to shore up his defence, the Spaniard’s first priority is to source a reliable striker.
The Wolves side he inherited has managed a miserly eight goals in their opening 15 Premier League games.
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SunSport revealed United will allow Wan-Bissaka back to Palace, if a deal can be reached.
Patrick Vieira would take their former defender back but a loan move is the only way he can afford him – and that will take some negotiating.
Palace may have to pick up all of Wan-Bissaka’s £80,000-a-week wages, making it an expensive deal even without having to pay a transfer fee.
Wan-Bissaka will also want his long-term future sorted, adding a further complication to negotiating a return to Selhurst Park.
GettyAaron Wan-Bissaka left Crystal Palace in 2019 in a £50m deal[/caption]