Man United Star Leaves Old Trafford Just Hours After Liverpool Win

Man United Star Leaves Old Trafford Just Hours After Liverpool Win

Fred Kennedy
  • Eric Bailly's transfer move to Marseille is now imminent after a transfer deal between the French club and Man United was reached
  • Respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Bailly will be joining Marseille on loan, with an option to buy if they qualify for the Champions League
  • Bailly's departure came after it became apparent he was pushed further down the pecking order following the arrival of Lisandro Martinez

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to seal a loan move to Olympique Marseille this summer.

The Ivorian is desperate for regular playing time after failing to break into Man United's first team.

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Eric Bailly celebrates after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photo by Carl Recine.
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Bailly started just three Premier League matches last season, with both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick favouring Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof in central defence.

The arrival of Erik ten Hag has not swayed things in his favour either, with the arrival of Lisandro Martinez further complicating his place in the team.

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Daily Mail reports that the 28-year-old will move on loan to Marseille despite United initially wanting to sell him permanently.

Eric Bailly to Marseille done deal

And after days of speculation, Bailly's move to Marseille is now imminent, with respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming it is a done deal.

According to Romano, Marseille will be obligated to make the Ivorian's deal permanent should they qualify for the Champions League.

"Eric Bailly deal, completed and here we go confirmed. Been told Bailly will be @ Carrington later today to say goodbye to his teammates - then he will fly to Marseille within 24h in order to join OM," Romano tweeted.
"Loan with mandatory buy clause if OM will qualify to next UCL," he added.

Bruno Fernandes thinks that Ronaldo still wants to leave Manchester United

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Bruno Fernandes has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo is still keen on leaving Manchester United this summer.

Ronaldo has widely been linked with an exit despite still having a year left on his current deal with the Red Devils.

It is believed that the 37-year-old has already made it clear to United about his desire to quit the Theatre of Dreams. Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been hunting for a new home for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, but there have been no interested suitors.