As previously announced, Eric Bailly will soon join Manchester United to Olympique de Marseille, RMC Sport has confirmed.
The evacuation of the Ivory Coast representative from Old Trafford was imperative. Lately, the stopwatch has very rarely been considered as a player of the starting eleven, so he has to look for his chance in another team.
It turns out that Manchester United showed his ward the right direction. The English got along with the Ligue 1 team on the annual loan.
Ultimately, this move may turn into a permanent transfer. The condition for achieving this is winning promotion to the Champions League for the 2023/2024 season. If the target is met, Olympique Marseille will contribute EUR 10 million to the Red Devils’ budget.
Medical tests with the defender should take place on Tuesday, after which the French runner-up will issue a message about a new reinforcement. If all the procedures are handled efficiently, Bailly will be at Igor Tudor’s disposal for the Sunday game against OGC Nice.
The Espanyol alum joined Manchester United in the summer of 2016 after moving from Villarreal for 38 million euros. This stay was not spiced with good memories, as players often suffered injuries.
Bailly’s total individual achievements with the 20-time national champion are only 113 appearances, supplemented by one hit and two assists throughout all competitions.
Olympique Marseille will be honored to take part in the Champions League group stage after a year’s hiatus.