United Have ‘Opened Talks’ With £90K A Week Defender After Winning Over Ten Hag

United Have ‘Opened Talks’ With £90K A Week Defender After Winning Over Ten Hag

Manchester United have “opened talks” about extending Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s contract, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 25-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season (although the club can trigger an option so he can stay for a further 12 months).

Wan-Bissaka seemed destined to leave Old Trafford following manager Erik ten Hag’s arrival in Manchester United at the beginning of the 2022/23 campaign.

Diogo Dalot was the Dutchman’s preferred choice at right-back in his first few months at the club and there were rumours that the Red Devils were willing to sell Wan-Bissaka back in the January transfer window.

However, the £50m signing gradually began to win over ten Hag as the season went on to the extent that he is now favoured ahead of Dalot for a starting spot.

Wan-Bissaka is one of the first names on the United teamsheet

It is no exaggeration that Wan-Bissaka has transformed his fortunes over the past year. The fullback did not start a Premier League game until after Christmas during ten Hag’s first season.

However, going back to December 27th 2022, when Wan-Bissaka was named in the eleven for the 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest, he has started 20 of the last 28 Premier League matches.

Wan-Bissaka is not one of the top earners at Old Trafford

Despite being brought in for a sizeable fee from Crystal Palace four years ago, the defender is currently earning £90,000 a week according to Capology, making him the 16th highest-paid player at the club.

The likes of Jadon Sancho (£350,000 a week), Anthony Martial (£250,000 a week), Harry Maguire (£190,000 a week) and Donny van de Beek (£120,ooo a week) all earn considerably more than him despite playing far fewer matches.

From the looks of things, it seems Wan-Bissaka will now be rewarded for working hard and getting back into ten Hag’s first-team plans.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.