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Eric Bailly has been told to leave Manchester United this summer

By Harry Smith

Eric Bailly has been told to leave Manchester United this summer

The Ivory Coast defender wants to play more minutes, but Erik ten Hag can't guarantee them to him

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Manchester United is currently working not only on bringing in some new players in the final weeks of the transfer window but also is trying to make some of the current squad footballers leave. That is the case for some players who don’t really count for Erik ten Hag this season as he wants to get rid of some of the dead wood.

One of the players who are more likely to leave in the next couple of days is Eric Bailly. The 28-year-old centre-back has a lot of clubs interested in signing him. Although he could still be a squad rotation member for the new manager to play on some of the least important matches of the current campaign, both parties would be open to letting him go.

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According to Jonathan Shrager, who is really close to the Manchester United camp, some of the clubs that made an enquire in order to sign Bailly are Olympique Marseille, AS Monaco, Valencia, West Ham, Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, AC Milan and AS Roma. However, the majority of them have only asked for a loan deal.

The club only wants him to leave on a permanent transfer so they don’t have to take care of the defender’s wages and hopefully get some good amount of money for him because he is very well valued on the market. He is a good footballer, but he has struggled at Old Trafford because of the injuries, which have made him miss a lot of games.

His possible new destination

Shrager also has reported that the Red Devils’ board has told Eric Bailly and his agent that they are looking to sell him. Despite their priority being only to get him out on a permanent deal, the club has now accepted the fact that a season-long loan seems like the most likely option. AS Roma, West Ham and Olympique Marseille are the teams more interested.

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