Manchester United defender Eric Bailly ‘wants to leave’
Man Utd defender Eric Bailly is needed by Sevilla, as per reports in Spain.
The Ivory Coast centre-back is said to be the top target for the Spanish club, who are third in La Liga.
Mundo Deportivo claim that Sevilla are desperate for defensive reinforcements and have recognized Bailly as their best target.
They also report that the Manchester United defender, who was sent off for an inexplicable tackle in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth, might want to leave Old Trafford after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
However, given Mourinho’s lack of faith in Bailly – a lot to the dishearten of fans – it’s not clear whether Bailly will get more chances under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or not.
Bailly, who came through the youth system at Espanyol before playing a season for Villarreal, is said to need an arrival to Spain.
Manchester United would not give him a chance to leave at little to no cost, be that as it may.
The 24-year-old cost the club £30million in summer 2016 and has year and a half left on his agreement.
Whenever sold, United would want to recoup the majority of the money they forked over for the defender.
An advance is said to be the likeliest plausibility – although Manchester United are not exactly flush with defensive options.
Chris Smalling is out with a fractured foot and Marcos Rojo has knee injury.
Bailly will also be banned for a game after his red card.
That leaves Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof as the only two centre-backs accessible for the outing to Newcastle.
Solskjaer said that right-back Matteo Darmian will be the next player in line should one of Jones or Lindelof get damage.