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Deal Done! Jose Mourinho Completes First Summer Signing For Manchester United

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Eric Bailly

 

Manchester United have officially announced that they have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly. The 22-year-old was constantly linked with a move to the Old Trafford club after his stellar performance in La Liga last term and the Ivorian completed his moves this morning by signing a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.

Eric joined United from Villarreal for whom, he made 47 appearances since joining them on January 2015. Bailly helped his team to reach the Semi-Finals of the Europa League and was also the part of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team.

Bailly said:

“It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do.

Baily

“I want to progress to be the best that I can be and I believe working with Jose Mourinho will help me develop in the right way and at the right club. I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to starting this new chapter of my life.”

Mourinho said:

“Eric is a young central defender with great natural talent. He has progressed well to date and has the potential to become one of the best around.

“We look forward to working with him to help nurture that raw talent and fulfil his potential. Eric is at the right club to continue his development.”