'Spurs' and 'Gunners' in battle for Bailly

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Pin Out of favor in Manchester, Bailly attracting interest from other top English clubs. AFP
Out of favor in Manchester, Bailly attracting interest from other top English clubs. AFP

'Spurs' and 'Gunners' in battle for Bailly

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Having rapidly fallen out of favor under Jose Mourinho, centre-back Eric Bailly has begun to attract the interest of other top Premier League sides like Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The centre back was hauled off after just eighteen minutes in United's late comeback against Newcastle at Old Trafford. 

Manager Jose Mourinho consistently complained at the lack of new recruits in Manchester during the summer, in particular in Bailly's centre-half position, and so it seems like the Ivorian's days are numbered at the club, as long as the Portuguese remains in charge. 

However, the grass may be greener elsewhere for Bailly, as he would not be short of suitors if United want to move him on. He need look no further than the Premier League, as it is being widely speculated that he will find himself in the middle of a bidding war between North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal, should he become available for a transfer

The 'Daily Mail' source is also claiming that Bailly has become "disillusioned" with life at Old Trafford in recent months, and would be open to a transfer if another club in England comes calling.

United will be looking to recoup the majority of the £30 million they paid Villarreal for Bailly in 2016, however in light of the recent inflation of transfer fees, a figure around Bailly's original worth will be seen as a good deal by either Tottenham or Arsenal. 

United Legend Rio Ferdinand recently had his say on the Ivorian's progress at Old Trafford, stating on 'BT Sport': "I don't see a way back for Bailly.The manager stated the last game he doesn't have defenders who can play the ball out from the back and he's been made the fall guy here."

And so it seems mostly certain that come the end of the January transfer period, or at the very latest the end of next summer's window, Bailly will no longer be a Manchester United player. 

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