Mourinho signs Ivoirian, Eric Bailly

Mourinho signs Ivoirian, Eric Bailly

Jose Mourinho has made his first signing as Manchester United manager and the player is Ivory Coast’s defender Eric Bertrand Bailly who has joined from Villarreal on a four-year deal with the option for a further two years.

Mourinho signs Ivoirian, Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly joins Manchester United from Villarreal

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Bailly, 22, was part of the Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad that beat Ghana in 2015 and will be arriving at Old Trafford for a reported fee of around £30million whilst hoping his work permit is sorted out successfully.

The young defender told the club’s official website: “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.”

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Bailly was a key man for Villarreal where he made 47 appearances since joining in January, 2015.

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