Villarreal’s Eric Bailly is set to be Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Manchester United

Manchester United are in advanced negotiations with Villarreal over the transfer of young promising centre back Eric Bailly.

The Ivory Coast defender has a €40m release clause at Villarreal and Man United are keen on activating it. The information broke earlier today on Carousel Deportivo, a sports radio show on Cadena SER.

Quite highly rated, Bailly is fast, strong and supposedly a very good tackler, who likes to play out from the back and is very comfortable on the ball.

The 22 year old joined Villarreal last season from Espanyol and has 14 clean sheets in 34 appearances for the Yellow Submarines. Two of those have come against Atletico Madrid and one against Real Madrid & Liverpool each.

Check out the compilation video of the Cote d’Ivoire defender below!

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