Crystal Palace legend John Salako has urged Aaron Wan-Bissaka to avoid making the same mistake as Wilfried Zaha by joining Manchester United too early in his career.
Wan-Bissaka, 21, had an eye-catching breakthrough season for Palace – making 35 appearances across the Premier League campaign – and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly has his heart set on signing the talented right-back this summer.
United have had an opening £40million bid rejected by Palace, but it’s understood the Red Devils are already planning their next offer for Wan-Bissaka which is expected to be in the region on £50m.
However, Palace are holding out for a fee of £60m before they consider letting the England Under-21 defender to leave.
Wan-Bissaka’s current team-mate, Zaha, made a disastrous £15m move to Old Trafford at the start of his career before eventually returning to Selhurst Park in 2015 and Salako believes the young full-back would be wise to stay on at Palace for at least another season.
‘He’s got the world at his feet. But my only concern is that we had Wilfried Zaha leave at a young age and he didn’t cope,’ Salako told Love Sport Drive.
‘He wasn’t mature enough and didn’t really settle in at Man United. He ended up coming back and has had the best spell of his career since he came back.
‘He’s obviously another one linked with moving away but I’m just a bit concerned with Aaron. It’s been his first full season and it’s been absolutely magnificent. He couldn’t have been lying in bed and dreamed of a better debut season. He probably needs more games.’