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Eric Bailly is just one step away from leaving Manchester United

By Harry Smith

Eric Bailly is just one step away from leaving Manchester United

Olympique Marseille and Eric Bailly agreed on personal terms

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Good news don’t stop coming to Manchester United fans. After yesterday’s incredible victory against Liverpool, in what was Erik ten Hag’s first win in charge of the Red Devils, now it looks like one player is on his way out of Old Trafford. The new manager and the club have been trying to get rid of some deadwood for quite some time.

The Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Twitter that after Manchester United and Olympique Marseille reached an agreement for the transfer of Eric Bailly last week, the player has finally agreed on personal terms with the French club. Romano reports that the defender will say goodbye to his teammates today in training, after that, he will fly to Marseille within the next 24 hours to sign his new contract.

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The French news portal RMC Sport reported that The Olympians will pay a fee of €2 million for the one-year loan of the player. The contract will have a purchase option of €10m, which will automatically be triggered if Bailly plays 50% of this season’s matches, or if the team qualifies for next year’s UEFA Champions League.

It is also being reported by multiple media outlets that Olympique Marseille will be covering all of the 28-year-old centre-back wages this campaign. Eric Bailly will most likely be staying in France since his new team lost two defenders this summer. However they are still a very good team who finished second last year, so they will probably do it again.

A familiar face

Another player that recently signed with Olympique Marseille is Alexis Sánchez, who had a short spell at Manchester United where he and Eric Bailly coincided. Unfortunately neither of them lived up to expectations during their time at Old Trafford. Now they will reunite in one of the biggest clubs in Ligue 1 and try to revive their careers.


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