Aaron Wan-Bissaka is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Manchester United. The defender began his career with Crystal Palace and was named as the club’s Player of the Year for the 2018–19 season.
The young defender was a member of the Crystal Palace academy from the age of 11, where he started out as a winger. He signed a professional contract with the club in December 2016.
Report has it that on the 2017 pre-season tour, Wan-Bissaka began to feature with the Palace first team under new manager Frank de Boer, playing in a number of friendlies. Wan-Bissaka played a formation with wing-backs, and this new role emphasised Wan-Bissaka’s defensive capabilities, eventually leading to him moving from a winger to a full-back. However, he saw chances limited in the first half of the season as De Boer showed a preference to play Timothy Fosu-Mensah or Martin Kelly at right-back, then new manager Roy Hodgson favoured Joel Ward. Unfortunately, he was an unused substitute a few times under the new manager, while also starring for the Eagles U23 side.
However, on the 25th of February 2018, Wan-Bissaka made his first-team debut for Crystal Palace, in the midst of an injury crisis, in a Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park which resulted in a 1–0 defeat. Aaron Wan-Bissaka played all but two minutes of the four Palace matches in March and won the club’s Player of the Month award with 65% of the supporters’ votes.
Again, Wan-Bissaka on the 20th of August 2018, was sent off in a 2–0 loss to Liverpool for denying Mohamed Salah a clear goalscoring opportunity. the defender was named the club’s Player of the Month for August, September, October and March. And on the 30th of April 2019, Wan-Bissaka was named the Crystal Palace Player of the Year for his displays throughout the season.
The report from BBC has it that on the 29th of June 2019, Wan-Bissaka signed a five-year contract with fellow Premier League club Manchester United. The report claimed that Crystal Palace would receive an initial fee of £45 million, with another £5 million due in potential bonuses. However, after signing for Manchester United, Wan-Bissaka became the sixth-most expensive defender of all time and the most expensive English player who was uncapped by the national side at the time of transfer.
The report has it that on the 11th of August 2019, he made his Manchester United debut, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4–0 league victory over Chelsea. Statistics show that at the end of his first season at Manchester United, he made the highest number of tackles in the 2019–20 Premier League season. Then on the 17th of October 2020, as United won 4–1 at Newcastle United, he scored the first goal of his professional career. Fortunately for him, on the 2nd of February 2021, Wan-Bissaka scored the opening goal in United’s Premier League record-equalling 9–0 win over Southampton.
The young talented defender was born in England and is of Congolese descent. He made a single appearance for DR Congo U20s in an 8–0 friendly loss to the England U17s on the 7th of October 2015. However, he remained eligible to represent the country of his birth and, after impressing for Crystal Palace, Wan-Bissaka was called up to the England under-20 squad in March 2018. Aaron was sent off during his debut against Poland, although England still won 1–0.
Unarguably, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time in September 2018 and made his debut for them on 6 September, playing 90 minutes in a 0–0 draw with the Netherlands at Carrow Road. And on the 27th of May 2019, Wan-Bissaka was included in England’s 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He made one appearance in the tournament, a 2–1 loss against France, in which he scored an own goal.
TalkSPORT reported that despite interest from DR Congo, Wan-Bissaka said in May 2019 that he intended to pursue an international career with England, stating: “The aim is England. I am happy playing with England and representing England, so that is what I am going to continue doing”.
However, in the month of August 2019, Wan-Bissaka received his first call-up to the senior England team, ahead of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria, but was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a back injury.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka salary
Alot of people ask question to know how much does AWB earn a week? The 22-year-old takes home around $112,800 while playing for the Red Devils and around $5.87 million annually.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka net worth
The report from talkSPORT has it that the versatile full-back has amassed a decent amount of wealth in his career and lives a luxurious lifestyle. He is also sponsored by Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturer, Adidas. Forbes report also has it that the defender has an estimated net worth of $9 million, the talented right-back ranks among the UK’s wealthiest and most influential young footballers.
UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2020–21
Crystal Palace Young Player of the Year: 2017–18
Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 2018–19
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2020–21