Manchester United fans have welcomed Eric Bailly to the club after it was confirmed that he would make the switch to Old Trafford from Villarreal on Wednesday.
Bailly signed at Man United on a four-year deal, subject to a work permit, just days after rumours emerged that the player was on Jose Mourinho’s radar.
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— Paul N (@PaulN84) June 8, 2016
Eric Bailly to Man United was tidy wasn't it. Reported in Spain on Saturday, confirmed on Wednesday.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) June 8, 2016
Looking forward to Bailly and Smalling shutting it down next season. pic.twitter.com/eeuCidv0t6
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) June 8, 2016
Same feeling about Bailly signing as I did 10 months ago about Martial. Don't know much about him but hopefully we've done our homework.
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) June 8, 2016
Bailly is the sort of central defender that Mourinho has liked over the course of his career. Namely, strong, fast and tall.
His capture will cast doubt over the future of Blind, who is said to be one of a number of players that Mourinho has deemed surplus to requirements. The Portuguese is also reportedly happy to sell Juan Mata and Matteo Darmian.
It will certainly be an interesting summer in terms of incomings and outgoings and it is good that United have wrapped up their first business early.