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Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Who is Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is an English right-back who plays for Premier League club Manchester United. Aaron was born on 26 November 1997 in Croydon. Wan-Bissaka began his career with Crystal Palace.

Aaron signed a professional deal with the Eagles in winter 2016. On 25 February 2018, Aaron played his debut match for the Eagles, amid an injury crisis, in a Premier League game with Tottenham at Selhurst Park, which resulted in a 1–0 defeat.

Wan-Bissaka and was named Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year for the 2018–19 campaign. In summer 2019, the 23-year-old defender signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils. Crystal Palace would get an initial fee of £45m, with another £5m due in possible bonuses.

Upon signing for Man United, Aaron became the sixth-most expensive defender of all time and the most expensive English footballer who was uncapped by the Three Lions at the time of transfer.

Wan-Bissaka played his debut game for the Red Devils against Chelsea. On 17 October 2020, as Man United won 4–1 at Newcastle United, Aarib scored the first goal of his professional career.

What is Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s international career like?

Aaron was born in England and is of Congolese descent. The 23-year-old defender played a single game for Congo U20s in an 8–0 friendly loss to the Three Lions U17s on 7 October 2015.

However, Wan-Bissaka stayed eligible to represent the country of his birth and, after impressing for Crystal Palace, the right-back was called up to the Three Lions U20 team in March 2018. Aaron was sent off during his debut game with Poland, although the Three Lions still won 1–0.

The 23-year-old right-back was called up to the Three Lions U21 team for the first time in 2018 and played his debut match for England on 6 September, playing the whole game in a 0–0 draw against the Netherlands.

On 27 May 2019, Aaron was included in the Three Lions’ 23-man team for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Wan-Bissaka played one game in the competition, a 2–1 loss with France, in which he scored an own goal. Despite interest from Congo, Aaron said in May 2019 that he intended to pursue an international career with the Three Lions.

In summer 2019, the 23-year-old right-back received his first call-up to the senior Three Lions squad, ahead of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers with Kosovo and Bulgaria, but was forced to withdraw from the team due to a back injury.

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