Despite several players voicing their displeasure in the Saudi Pro League, the Middles East teams are still looking to add players in the transfer windows. The Telegraph reporter, Mike McGrath has reported that Manchester United defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is on the priority list for Al-Nassr now. The player could leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
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McGrath reported that the English defender is high on the priority list for the Saudi Pro League club. Wan-Bissaka has featured 17 times this season for United and is an integral part of the Red Devils’ set-up despite tough competition from Diogo Dalot. Losing the 26-year-old in the middle of the season can be a blow for Erik ten Hag.
Al-Nassr are looking to strengthen their right-back spot in the ongoing transfer window. Tottenham’s Emerson Royal was a prime target for Cristiano Ronaldo’s club. However, upon having their £20 million offer rejected by the London club, they turned their attention towards United’s “exceptional” defender.
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The Middle East side is firm on strengthening their right fullback spot before the deadline day. According to the report, the Saudi League giants will have to de-register one of their low-profile foreign players in order to clear the spot for Wan-Bissaka. The Englishman’s contract was due to expire this year which would have made the negotiations easier.
However, the 20-time Premier League champion decided to trigger the one-year contract extension clause in his contract.
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The Middle East club could face tough competition for Wan-Bissaka’s signature in January. McGrath states in his report that he is also monitored by European clubs.
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Samuel Luckhurst revealed recently that Premier League clubs, West Ham and Crystal Palace have also enquired about the London-born defender. With Al-Nassr’s interest getting stronger, we could see the former Palace man play with the likes of Aymeric Laporte, Sadio Mane and Ronaldo after the January transfer window.