Is Wan-Bissaka Set For A Mourinho Reunion?

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With the first ever winter World Cup out in Qatar now slowly coming to an end as the Semi Final stage of the tournament takes shape, fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the normal European domestic calendar given the pause that was imposed on leagues to enable FIFA’s unconventional destination pick to take place, and whilst real club news has been a little thin on the ground in recent weeks, transfer rumour mill speculates continues almost unabated.

AS Roma and manager Jose Mourinho are a favourite go to for journalists looking for easy copy, I am sure they are used like a list of dodge Casino 2023 sites, namely because Mourinho has so many ties to the big clubs across the European leagues, so it is not a great surprise to see that he is again being linked with a former player this time Manchester United’s 25 year old right back, Aaron Wan Bissaka.

The former, highly rated Crystal Palace Academy graduate, made a massive £50 million move to Old Trafford back in the summer of 2019 even though he only had 42 Premier League games to his name, and although he has now more than hit his 100 games milestone at the Red Devil’s, he has seriously fallen out of favour following the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag, and he only has four minutes of action to his name so far during the 2022/23 campaign. It is not a stretch to think that for those who like a flutter, the best Bitcoin casino sites out there would be gambling on the fact he moves on in January.

Given that background, it makes perfect sense as to why his future features on the rumour mill, and with Dutchman Ten Hag preferring Diogo Dalot given his own style of play, it is not that much of an educated guess to think he has been transfer listed and maybe offered to clubs.

Given their initial expenditure on him (especially in light of the Cristiano Ronaldo shambles) even a loan deal, with the potential to buy later would be on the cards you would think, and it is claimed that Mourinho and Roma are on board with the idea of a loan with a non-obligated option to buy when the summer arrives.

From Roma’s point of view, he would obviously be a replacement for Rick Karsdorp, and although the current United manager seems to not appreciate his attacking tendencies, the slightly slowly and minorly less physical nature of the Italian Serie A could well mean that it is a match made in heaven, given his clear defensive qualities.

One stumbling block would be his reported £90,000 a week wage come the opening of the January European transfer window, but if as other reports suggest, United themselves would move to replace him with German Bundesliga side, Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong in a deal that could cost them £21.5 million, United and Wan-Bissaka will know that there has to be some kind of flexibility on their end if it is determined his time at Old Trafford is truly at an end.

Back under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, what seems to be an unconfident Wan-Bissaka could really re-discover the form from his earlier career and go on to be a real stalwart in the domestic Italian game – and obviously, at only 25 years of age, a new country and a new experience could be exactly what he needs to achieve just that.

By: David Patterson

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