Man Utd complete £30m Bailly signing

8 Jun

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly, subject to the 22-year-old receiving a work permit.

The Ivorian international joins for a fee of around £30m on a four-year deal.

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.”

United manager Jose Mourinho said: “Eric has the potential to become one of the best around.”

Bailly has played 40 times in La Liga, the first five of which were for Espanyol.

He joined Villarreal for £4.4m in January 2015 and played in every game as Ivory Coast won the Africa Cup of Nations just weeks later.

More to follow.

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