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Man United star set to bid farewell to teammates at Carrington after Ligue 1 transfer sealed

Aston Villa turned down chance to sign Eric Bailly from Manchester United before moving to Olympique Marseille.
Aston Villa turned down chance to sign Eric Bailly from Manchester United before moving to Olympique Marseille. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Eric Bailly will arrive at Carrington to bid farewell to Manchester United teammates after Marseille transfer completed

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to move to Olympique Marseille as a transfer deal has been completed, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.

The Ivorian will arrive at Carrington and bid farewell to his teammates. Bailly is going to fly to France in the next 24 hours to join Marseille.

United agreed to a loan move for the 28-year-old. However, there’s an obligation in the deal to buy Bailly in case the Ligue 1 outfit qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Ivorian made his way to Manchester in 2016 from Villarreal. For the Red Devils, the 28-year-old has mostly been on the sidelines throughout his career. His debut season was impressive, but injuries hampered Bailly’s time at United after that.

Defending was an issue for the Manchester-based club in the previous campaign. Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane were the three centre-backs most prominently used in the previous campaign.

Our captain had a hard time in the 2021/22 season. Maguire made multiple high-profile errors. The 29-year-old was put through the wringer by the media and the fans.

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Eric Bailly is set to leave Manchester United after signing in 2016. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

One of last summer’s marquee signings, Varane was unable to get a good run of games. He picked up slight niggles and was sidelined on occasions. Lindelof was the one who usually replaced the World Cup winner in the starting lineup.

The new season has seen fresh new faces arrive in Manchester. Erik ten Hag took the reins at United. One of the Dutch manager’s signings has been centre-back Lisandro Martinez. The Argentine has started all three games for the club this campaign.

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Bailly seems to be way down in the pecking order at Old Trafford. The Ivorian is a decent player; however, he’s injury prone. Hopefully, the 28-year-old can stay at his new club and get back to playing regular football.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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