Wolverhampton Wanderers Line Up January Move For Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka on December 07, 2022

Wolverhampton Wanderers are targeting Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a potential January transfer, according to Graeme Bailey and 90min.

Wan-Bissaka has been frozen out of the Manchester United squad so far this season, playing just ten Premier League minutes so far.

Erik ten Hag is reportedly prepared to let Wan-Bissaka leave in January, with Wolverhampton Wanderers and several other clubs interested in the 25-year-old.

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According to 90min, Wan-Bissaka is being targeted by their new boss, Julian Lopetegui, to provide competition for Nelson Semedo in his team.

This might raise some eyebrows among fans though. Wolverhampton Wanderers sit bottom of the Premier League and have the second-worst goal difference, but the team’s issue has been scoring goals not conceding them. They have only managed eight goals in 15 games.

However, although Wan-Bissaka is a priority for Lopetegui, he is likely not to be the only incoming transfer this January. Charlotte Duncker and The Times have reported that strengthening in attack is also a priority.

And Wolverhampton Wanderers are not the only side in for Wan-Bissaka. Former club Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Leeds United are all reported by 90min to be interested in the player.

However, it is Lopetegui’s side that leads the race.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka Can Take Inspiration from Zaha

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It has not always been an easy time for Wan-Bissaka since he made the £50 million move from Palace to Manchester United.

Once touted as one of the most promising young English players to watch, the right-back has been criticised and mocked at times while at United for his attacking capabilities.

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He has hardly featured in the side since ten Hag arrived at Old Trafford, with the Dutchman preferring Diogo Dalot as his starting right-back.

The writing has also been on the wall for Wan-Bissaka for some time now. After beating West Ham in October, ten Hag seemed to hint his time at Manchester United was over:

“I’m really happy with the development of Diogo [Dalot]. In possession he’s really good, he has the breath to go up and down so the development is really good.

“But I have to mention a club as Manchester United need two good full-backs because we have a lot of games to cover.”

But even if his time in Manchester is coming to an end, Wan-Bissaka can take inspiration from Wilfried Zaha and his career since leaving United.

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Zaha, like Wan-Bissaka, made a high-profile transfer from Crystal Palace to Manchester United in 2013. The move did not work out, with Zaha returning to the south London club in 2015.

He has since gone on to show his true capabilities and has become one of the Premier League’s best wingers.

Wan-Bissaka is still only 25 years old. Whether he moves on to Wolverhampton Wanderers or another club, there is no reason to suggest that he cannot move on and bounce back from this recent fall from grace.