FC Barcelona ‘targeting summer swoop’ for Man United’s Eric Bailly – Man United News And Transfer News


Barcelona are focusing on Manchester United’s Eric Bailly for a summer time switch, in keeping with a brand new report.

The Day by day Star claims that the Spanish giants have adopted a coverage of signing unsettled Premier League stars and that they’re ‘focusing on a summer time swoop’ for the Ivory Coast worldwide.

Following the summer time arrival of Raphael Varane, Bailly has discovered himself properly down the centre-back pecking order at Previous Trafford ‘and that scenario has alerted Spanish outfit Barcelona as they proceed to scour Europe for unsettled gamers,’ reporter Harry Pratt claims.

‘Since Xavi assumed the Nou Camp managerial reins, the cash-strapped Catalans, with money owed of greater than a billion kilos, have secured plenty of high-profile names who had change into outcasts at their golf equipment.

‘Spain striker Ferran Torres arrived from Manchester Metropolis for £50million, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a free from Arsenal whereas Wolves winger Adama Traore is on mortgage with a view to a everlasting £30m change.

‘Now they’re aiming to make it a quadruple of Premier League misfits on the books with a transfer for Bailly.’

The 27-year-old’s contract at Previous Trafford runs till 2024 and United have the choice of an extra yr.

Because of this the Purple Devils are in a powerful negotiating place ought to talks start between the 2 golf equipment.

The Catalans have been linked with plenty of United stars in current months, together with Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek.

Nonetheless, a transfer for Bailly can be a shock one at this stage, regardless of his having had expertise in La Liga with earlier membership, Villareal.

It might symbolize an enormous gamble to signal the defender given his lack of minutes on the pitch this season, erratic performances on the current Africa Cup of Nations and poor harm file.

It stays to be seen whether or not there may be real curiosity from Barça or whether or not the rumours are little greater than mischief-making on the a part of the participant’s agent or reporters.

Bailly has additionally been linked with Italian sides AS Roma and AC Milan in current weeks.

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