Olympique Marseille has confirmed Eric Bailly’s engagement from Manchester United.
The Ivorian defender has known for a long time that he will not stay long at Old Trafford. He rarely played last season, and this summer the club got down to serious reinforcements.
The French runner-up is even more active, with 14 transfers behind him, including four buyouts of hired players.
Eric Bailly has now joined Alexis Sánchez, Arkadiusz Milik, Pau López, Mattéo Guendouzi, Cengiz Ünder.a Luis Suárez, Jonathan Clauss, Isaak Touré, Chancel Mbemba, Issa Kaboré, Nuno Tavares, Rubén Blanco and Jordan Veretout.
The 28-year-old was on loan until mid-2023 with a permanent transfer option. It could turn into a duty if the French team advances to a future edition of the Champions League.
This will entail an expenditure of around EUR 10 million.
The nominated center-back was given the number 3 jersey, making it the fourth European employer in his career. Previously, he was associated with Espanyol, Villarreal and the aforementioned Manchester United.
In the colors of the “Red Devils” Bailly played 113 games, once entered the list of shooters and assisted twice. During this time, he won the English League Cup, the Community Shield and the trophy for the best team in the Europa League.