Manchester United to reward Eric Bailly with long-term deal

We’re delighted that it looks like Eric Bailly will be staying long-term.

According to ESPN, Eric Bailly is close to agreeing a contract extension with Manchester United

Manchester United Correspondent, Rob Dawson, delivers the update as the defender is in advanced talks over a long-term deal that could keep him at Old Trafford for the next four years.

Bailly, 27, has been seeking assurances from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about playing time but sources have told ESPN that a breakthrough in negotiations was made last week.

I’m not sure what impact the last week will have on transfers this summer – and it feels strange writing about incomings when I can’t see where the money will come from. The Glazers would have been banking on the European Super League which fell flat on its face.

Bailly joined United from Villarreal in 2016 and was due to inter the final year of his contract this summer, but he is now set to stay at United despite making just 8 appearances in the Premier League and 15 in all competitions this term.

He also tested positive for COVID-19 during the most recent international break, which kept him out of action for a while.

Solskjaer’s preferred centre-back pairing at the club is Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

I guess it’s a matter of Bailly staying fit.

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