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Eric Bailly could be leaving Manchester United very soon

By Harry Smith

Eric Bailly could be leaving Manchester United very soon

Eric Bailly is considered by Erik ten Hag as the fifth-choice centre-back

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Manchester United is currently working on the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid while also exploring some other players available in the transfer market that could be arriving in the next couple of weeks that the transfer window is open. However, the club hasn’t forgotten about getting rid of some deadwood.

One of the several players that have been shown the exit door is Eric Bailly. The Ivory Coast centre-back has a lot of clubs interested in signing him. Unfortunately, all those teams have asked for a loan deal in which the Red Devils aren’t interested as they want to sell him permanently in order to get some money back.

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Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is now in charge of AS Roma and he has let his board know that he wants to reunite with Bailly, who he knows well from their two years together at Old Trafford. The Portuguese coach was the one who brought the defender from Villarreal back in 2016 for €38 million.

Despite all his efforts to sign him, Olympique Marseille are now holding discussions with Man United for the signing of the 28-year-old footballer. According to Foot Mercato, the English giants are now open to the idea of accepting loan bids for the player since they just want to get him out of the team as soon as possible.

Eric Bailly flopped at United

The Ivorian arrived at Old Trafford six years ago as a promising young defender who had unique physical abilities. He was quick and strong with the potential to lead the back line of the team for the next decade. Sadly, he became injury-prone and has missed 113 matches during his time at the club averaging less than 20 games per season. 


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