Eric Bailly will return to Man United this summer, with the club looking to sell the Ivorian.
Manchester United’s problem over the past few years has been down to overpaying in terms of wages for specific players who just aren’t being utilised. The likes of Phil Jones and Eric Bailly absolutely fall into that bracket.
The former has been frozen out, while the latter is with Marseille on loan. Initially, the man from the Ivory Coast started well in Ligue 1, though typically, his form dropped off and injury problems started to follow.
Now, it looks like the Reds are going to be stuck with Bailly again. According to Fabrizio Romano, Marseille will not trigger the option to buy the defender permanently…
The 29-year-old is now set to return to United this summer after the failed loan.
Apparently, Bailly will be available for transfer, with the Reds ‘prepared’ to let the player go permanently this summer.
Check out Fabrizio Romano’s tweet on Bailly here:
All sounds good, though the problem here is affordability. Only a select number of clubs can have the luxury of paying a player like Bailly big money. Even fewer actually need the centre-back at their club due to the injury issues.
As things stand, all roads point to United being stuck with another overpaid player who isn’t performing for them.
Bailly will likely head out on loan again next term, no doubt United will still be paying a chunk of his wages, too.
In the end, you get the impression United will be forced into allow Bailly’s contract to just wind down. Realistically, that’s the only option they have at this point in time.
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