Having fallen down the organizational ladder at Manchester United, defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is rumored to be “leaving in January,” according to journalist Dean Jones.
Following his candid interview with Piers Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo may be forced to leave the Red Devils during the winter transfer window, and Wan-Bissaka may be following him out of Old Trafford.
Wan-Bissaka reportedly received a message from Erik ten Hag over the summer letting him know he was free to leave the team as he was not included in the new United manager’s first-team plans.
The right-back’s former club Crystal Palace was then revealed by BBC Sport to be interested in re-signing him just three years after he left south London for £50 million.
The Athletic also revealed that in the final days of the previous transfer window, United turned down Wan-Bissaka’s interest from both West Ham and the Eagles because it would have been too late to sign a replacement.
But ever since, Diogo Dalot has started every game for the 20-time English champions, with the exception of the match against Fulham last time out, when he was suspended.
Wan-Bissaka didn’t even make the matchday squad, despite Dalot’s unavoidable absence, as Ten Hag opted to play left-back Tyrell Malacia on the opposing flank.
Jones has disclosed to GiveMeSport that Ten Hag’s choice to exclude Wan-Bissaka, who earns £100,000 per week, from the trip to Craven Cottage felt like the last straw for his United career. Wan-Bissaka is paid £100,000 per week.
Before the weekend, Wan-Bissaka was having a hard time showing that he had a future with the team, but when he was nowhere to be found at Fulham, it seemed like the clearest indication yet that he would be leaving in January.
The club will now have to accept that there will be a financial hit on accepting defeat because he won’t be living up to his £50 million transfer, as he has only played four minutes this season.
Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg has recently claimed that United have placed Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong on their wish list.
Plettenberg asserts that Ten Hag is considering hiring the talented right-back, age 21, as a “high-quality” right-back in January.
With five goals and three assists in 21 appearances across all competitions for Leverkusen this season, Frimpong has been in sensational form and has earned a spot in the Netherlands World Cup squad.
Graham Potter already expressed his thoughts on Chelsea’s supposed target Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea manager Graham Potter has previously made his sentiments on Manchester United hotshot Cristiano Ronaldo clear as the Blues are tipped to resuscitate interest in the five-time Ballon d’Or champ following his stunner interview with media figure Wharfs Morgan.
Bits from the stunning visit keep on sifting through via web-based entertainment before the full-length interview is broadcasted by TalkTV on Wednesday and Thursday night. Ronaldo hammered the club as a general rule, Erik ten Hag, The Glazers, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney and other key figures in the background.
It has drawn shockwaves at Old Trafford and then some and the 37-year-old could have played his last counterpart for the manager Association goliaths. Chelsea and Donning Lisbon are among the announced leaders as well as MLS establishments, for example, David Beckham-claimed Entomb Miami.
Yet, could Potter invite the Portugal skipper to Stamford Bridge? He dead-batted comparative talk last month after the Blues were professed to be keen on Ronaldo this mid year – however their previous administrator Thomas Tuchel gave his chance to sign the Assembled frontman.
Yet in various conditions prior in the year, Potter talked about Ronaldo prior to meeting the five-time Ballon d’Or victor during his experience as Brighton manager. It returned February when the Seagulls went to Old Trafford for a manager Association installation.
On that event, before Ronaldo scored in a 2-0 triumph, Potter said: “You run out of exemplifications as far as what he’s accomplished in his profession and the player that he is.
“He’s had a totally astonishing profession, elite. Mind blowing class. There’s nothing else to say regarding that. Again and again we zoom into people and fail to remember that it’s a group game.”
Potter added: “From what I’ve seen, you actually see the quality he has and the quality he brings to the gathering and the group. I have never played against him, we’re anticipating going there and setting our brains in opposition to one of the most outstanding players ever.”