Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the state of play at Manchester United on the outgoings, with the club set for a busy end to the transfer window.
Erik ten Hag is still looking to add quality to his squad after Monday night’s comprehensive victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford but time is running out for the Dutchman.
Thus far this summer, as many as eight senior players have left the club on various forms of transfers and according to reports, Eric Bailly is next in line.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Ivorian will travel to Marseille on Wednesday to undergo a medical with the French giants before signing his contract.
Bailly said goodbye to Manchester United few hours ago. Done deal as revealed yesterday. pic.twitter.com/HUSDMeeX9y
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2022
As per the report, Bailly has already said his goodbyes at United earlier today as he puts an end to his miserable six-year stay at the club.
Bailly has been plagued with injuries since making the move from Villarreal in 2016 and despite signing a new deal in 2021, his days at Old Trafford are now numbered.
According to The Athletic journalist Laurie Whitwell, Bailly will join Marseille on a season-long loan and his new club will cover his wages. They are also obliged to buy the defender outright if they qualify for the Champions League and Bailly plays a certain number of games.
It was always unlikely that Bailly would be sticking around for long at United after Erik ten Hag brought Lisandro Martinez with him from Ajax. The Argentina international was in inspired form against Liverpool earlier this week.
As things stand, Bailly is United’s fifth-choice centre-back and it makes sense to move him on. For Bailly, it’s a chance to resurrect his career after stagnating over the last three seasons.
Bailly’s departure almost certainly rules out Harry Maguire leaving the club. Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are still United players but realistically, Ten Hag has four senior centre-backs to choose from now.