Arrived last summer on loan from Manchester United, Eric Bailly has not yet convinced since he joined the Marseille city. If OM have a purchase option to recruit the Ivorian international definitively, the latter would already be assured of not continuing his career with the Red Devils, who no longer count on him.
Last summer, the defensive sector of theOM was greatly disrupted. William Saliba, Luan Peres And Duje Caleta-Car are gone, while Samuel Gigot, Chancel Mbemba And Eric Bailly came to reinforce the Marseille rearguard. Affected by numerous injuries in recent years, the Ivorian international hoped to revive Marseilleswhich he is struggling to do at the moment.
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Bailly on loan with option to buy
The 28-year-old defender also suffered physical problems at theOM and also received a 7-game suspension after his big mistake against Hyeres in French Cup (2-0). If he has not completely convinced since his arrival in Marseille, Provence recently indicated that Pablo Longoria would still like to keep it. As a reminder, Eric Bailly is on loan with a purchase option which will be automatically activated if he plays more than 50% of the league matches, or if theOM qualify for the next edition of the Champions League.
Manchester United no longer count on him
One thing is sure, Eric Bailly should not be kept by Manchester United. Indeed, according to information from MirrorTHE Red Devils intend to clean up next summer. In addition to the Ivorian, Alex Telles, Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay And Donny van de Beek should be pushed out. It shouldn’t change much for theOM, which as previously indicated benefits from an automatic purchase option under certain conditions. It only remains to hope thatEric Bailly manages to get back to his best level and put the injuries aside.