Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly, 28, will end his seven-year spell with the club this summer. Already labelled as a ‘release’ early on, he has reportedly reached a personal agreement in principle with Besiktas after seeking a move away.카지노사이트
“Bailly has reached an agreement in principle with Besiktas on personal terms,” European football transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday (12 December), “and will now talk to United to find the best solution.”
Bailly was a promising centre-back who arrived at United in the summer of 2016 with high expectations. He boasted strong physicality, quick feet, excellent man-to-man defence, soft feet and the ability to coordinate a defence. The problem was, he was up-and-down and injury-prone, and never really developed as much as he should have.
In fact, he arrived at Old Trafford for a record £34 million with options, but only managed to make 113 appearances over seven seasons. Ultimately, his lack of form in recent years meant he fell out of the plans of new manager Erik ten Haag (53-Netherlands) and spent last season on loan at Olympique de Marseille.
But even on loan, Bailly was unable to find his feet. He was often shaky in his appearances and was still plagued by frequent injuries. In January, he received a seven-match ban for a malicious tackle. In all, he played 20 official matches, averaging just 38.2 minutes.
Bailly returned to action early last month after an outright move to Olympique de Marseille fell through, only to be handed a ‘notice of release’ by United. In reality, he was left out of the squad for the US pre-season tour and did not accompany them. He rejected an offer from Alnasr and signed a personal agreement with Besiktas to move on.
According to British outlet The Sun, “Bai is very close to completing a move to Besiktas. He could leave sooner rather than later,” adding that the transfer fee would be around £2m as Marseille were not willing to trigger his £6m release clause.