Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has signed a new contract at the club on the back of his successful loan spell at Aston Villa.

The 21-year-old centre back has put pen to paper on a three-year contract until the end of the 2021/22 season with the option of an additional year.

Axel Tuanzebe is a utility player that could also function well as a left-back or as a right-back.

The Congo-born player was part of the Aston Villa squad that secured promotion to the Premier League this summer after a two-year absence.

The former European champions sealed a place in the Premier League for the new season via the playoffs after a fifth-placed finish at the end of the regular season.

Aston Villa saw off West Brom in the Championship playoff semifinals over two legs before the final win over Derby County.

Villa sealed promotion after a 2-1 win over Derby in their final clash at the end of last month.

Axel Tuanzebe was previously linked with a permanent move to Aston Villa but it seems like the player will stay at Old Trafford upon his return to Manchester United after his successful loan spell.

He’s expected to travel with the Manchester United squad to Australia this week as part of the preparations for the new season.


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