£30 million Manchester United star Bailly ‘ready to leave’ in January with Arsenal next destination?
There has been some shock reports which have claimed Eric Bailly is ready to quit Manchester United in January, with Arsenal linked with a move.
Bailly was signed by United for £30 million two seasons ago and firmly became a may stay in the back-line for the special one last season, as he was the most consistent defender at the club.
However, Mourinho has chopped and changed his defence this season as he searches for the best centre-back partnership, and Bailly has barely featured for the club, with the Metro claiming the defender is now weighing up his options.
And one club that has been linked with a move is Arsenal according to the Metro, with boss Unai Emery desperate to strengthen the back-line after conceding nine goals in the clubs first five Premier League fixtures.
The Gunners were linked with a move for Bailly before he eventually signed for United, and would reignite their interest if United don’t stick a silly price tag on the defenders head in just a few months time.
Bailly has two years left on his current deal, but is concerned about falling down the pecking order at United, especially cine Mourinho is keen to spend big and bring in a few more central defenders, with the likes of Raphael Varane, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng all linked with moves.
Here is what we think.
Bailly is a solid defender that has all the ability to become a top Premier League player in the coming seasons, he just needs a leader next to him, as he is clearly not a man that leads.
So if rumours are true and he is looking for a way out of United, then it will be a shame for the club, especially since their other options are not up to the standard needed to help the club become Premier League and Champions League winners.
But signing for Arsenal would be a shock, as United would not want to sell to a Premier League rival.