Barcelona eyeing Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Joao Cancelo alternative

Barcelona might turn to 26-year-old Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka if they fail to sign Joao Cancelo this summer.

According to a report by Caught Offside, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the subject of interest from FC Barcelona. The Catalan giants are keen on signing a right-back in the summer transfer window, with Joao Cancelo being their priority target. However, they are keeping their options open, with the 26-year-old Manchester United defender an alternative.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and his Manchester United journey

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has endured a topsy-turvy ride since joining Manchester United from Crystal Palace in July 2019. The Red Devils broke the bank to sign the Englishman from his boyhood club. However, while he has had phases where he has produced top-class performances, he has not justified the heavy investment.

The 26-year-old has turned out nearly 200 times thus far for Manchester United, chipping in with two goals and 13 assists. Wan-Bissaka is arguably the backup right-back for the Premier League outfit, with Diogo Dalot coming leaps and bounds under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag.

However, Wan-Bissaka might have played his final game for Manchester United, with widespread reports claiming he will likely depart from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. The English full-back does not have a shortage of suitors, with several well-known clubs setting their sights on him. However, the latest update has linked the Manchester United defender with FC Barcelona.

Barcelona interested in Wan-Bissaka

Barcelona’s interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka is surprising yet understandable. The Catalan giants have been scouring the market for a right-back heading into the summer transfer window after Joao Cancelo’s loan spell ended. The Portuguese international is the top target for Barcelona, with personal terms not an issue for either party.

However, finding an agreement with Manchester City is a tall order for Barcelona, with the Premier League champions not ready to budge from their valuation. So, it behoves the Catalan giants to keep their options open, with the 26-year-old Manchester United star emerging as a viable alternative.

However, Wan-Bissaka will unlikely fit the scheme of things, considering his playing style. It will be interesting to see if the Englishman becomes a top target for Barcelona, with a move for the Manchester United defender depending on whether the Blaugrana can land Cancelo.

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