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Eric Bailly Set To Join Manchester United

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Eric Bailly To Join Manchester United

Manchester, England – Villarreal and Ivory Coast international central defender Eric Bailly will be Jose Mourinho’s first signing as boss of Manchester United, for a fee of $43.6 millions.

The 22-year-old is due to have a medical this week and terms are thought to have been agreed. Bailly has played 40 times in La Liga, the first five of which were for Espanyol.

Villarreal acquired Bailly from Espanyol back in January 2015 for $6.4 millions.

Everyone believed that Mourinho would make a splash signing instead, like bringing on Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who’s contract ends this summer.

The 34-year-old hinted over the weekend that he would share where he would sign this summer on Tuesday, but later retracted and refused to elaborate on his future.

“There is no confirmation,” he said. “Keep wondering. I am enjoying the stories.”