Wan-Bissaka confirms his stay at Palace to quench transfer speculations

Crystal Palace Right back has been a very crucial part of the side this season and has impressed many top-flight teams who have shown their interest in having his signature in the summer.

But the defender has come out to quell speculation about his Crystal Palace future by insisting he will remain at the club next season.

The talented right-back is being courted by a number of top Premier League sides, including Manchester United and Manchester City, with Palace desperate to keep hold of a player they currently value at around £40million.

Wan-Bissaka has enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season after making his Palace debut in the latter stages of 2017-18, and he was this week named the Eagles’ Player of the Year at an event in Croydon.

Speaking afterwards, Wan-Bissaka told the Evening Standard: ‘The situation just shows that my performances don’t go unnoticed.

‘But I am with Crystal Palace at the moment. That is where my contract is and that is where I will be next season.

‘I have got three years left on my contract. It says I am going to be there, so that is all I can focus on now.’

Palace boss Roy Hodgson also added his thoughts at a press conference on Thursday, in which he revealed he does not fear Wan-Bissaka will leave this summer.

The defender has been on Palace’s books since the age of 11, and  Hodgson is confident the defender, who still has three years to run on his contract, will be a Palace player next term.

‘I have no reason to fear that Aaron won’t be continuing here,’ he said. ‘He has a contract and he seems happy enough with us.

‘It is a fact of life that when you have got players who do well, they are always going to be coveted by other clubs.

‘We’re not naive. We understand football works that way, but he has signed a long-term contract and we signed him to be a long-term player with us.

‘He knows he is very well appreciated and liked here, not just by the staff at Crystal Palace, but the supporters, too.’

Wan-Bissaka has been widely tipped for an England senior call-up in the coming months, and the 21-year-old already has some of the best defensive stats in the Premier League.

Alongside his Player of the Season award this week, the right-back also won Players’ Player of the Season and the PFA Community Champion Award.

‘It feels good,’ he continued. ‘It makes me feel proud to come away with three [awards],’ he said. ‘As I say, I didn’t expect it but at the same time I am grateful to win all three.

‘Obviously, the dream was to perform well and stand out. To see that I have makes me feel proud, but at the same time, it makes me hungrier for next season.

‘I would like to add goals and rack up more assists than I have this season. I will get that by getting forward, but obviously first I have got to think about defending.’

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