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Man Utd outcast Bailly completes Marseille loan move with €6m buy obligation

22:18 GMT+3 24/08/2022
Eric Bailly Manchester United 2022-23
Marseille have confirmed the signing of Eric Bailly from Manchester United on a season-long loan deal.
  • Bailly leaves Man Utd on loan
  • Marseille cover part of player's salary
  • Buy obligation of €6m included, GOAL understands

WHAT HAPPENED? Bailly has left Old Trafford after several summers of speculation. Marseille will have the obligation to make his move permanent for €6 million next summer if incentives are met.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Ivory Coast international joined the Red Devils in 2016 and has appeared for the club 113 times in all competitions. He has won three trophies during his time at Old Trafford: the Carabao Cup, Europa League and a Community Shield.


WHAT THEY SAID: Manchester United have wished their defender well on his move. "A popular member of the United squad, Eric has our best wishes for the campaign to come and we will be following his progress closely," read a club statement.

THE VERDICT: "The big Old Trafford clear-out has been slower and more complex than desired by United," writes correspondent James Robson. "Marseille will only be obliged to buy Bailly for €6m if they qualify for the Champions League and he makes certain number of appearances."

WHAT NEXT FOR BAILLY? Bailly, who appeared in just seven matches for the Red Devils last season, will get a chance to rejuvenate his career with more game time at Marseille.