Fulham have shown an interest in signing Man United defender, Eric Bailly.
Manchester United Football Club are still in a mode where they have to sell before they can buy. The Red Devils need to generate funds (and space in the squad), before Erik ten Hag will be given more money to spend.
Several players have been linked with exits, though their excessive wages are seemingly making it tough to move on from. Harry Maguire is the prime example of that, while Eric Bailly is another centre-back who United want to sell.
So far, Ten Hag has been unsuccessful on both of those fronts. However, the club may be about to be given a lifeline in Bailly’s situation.
It’s the Daily Mail with the story. According to their report, the fellow Premier League club ‘have asked’ about potentially signing the 29-year-old United defender this summer. However, that’s as far as it has gone at this stage.
Fulham are looking to bring in another defender to bolster their options, while Bailly would represent a relatively cheap option, when you consider his talent and ability.
The problem? His injury record. United would love to get his wages off the books but he’s just so unreliable. I do not see Fulham taking a gamble, unless he’s allowed to leave for free, while no doubt that the London club would expect United to cover some of his wages.
This is just another example of United making more problems for themselves and unless the attitude changes, then this issue is going to keep happening.
I’d love to see Bailly leave, but I just don’t see Fulham backing up their interest with a firm offer.
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