Two weeks after confirming Jose Mourinho as their new manager, Manchester United have officially sealed the first signing of his era by luring Eric Bailly from Spanish side Villareal.
The 22-year-old Ivory Coast defender has joined the Red Devils for a fee believed to be around 38 million Euros (BBC).
Eric played a pivotal role in helping the national side win the coveted African Cup of Nations crown back in 2015. Bailly featured in every single game of the tournament.
Last season, the African star made 35 appearances in all competitions for Villareal and helped them earn Champions League qualification. He scored a goal and provided an assist as well.
Bailly is a “quick and versatile” (Mirror) defender who has got all the qualities to be a hit in the Premier League under the management of the former Chelsea boss.
Man United’s summer business is far from done and they must look to bring in more quality players before the start of the new season.
In your opinion, is Eric Bailly a good signing?