Manchester United ‘open to letting defender Eric Bailly go out on loan next season to get more playing time with Valencia eyeing centre back’
- Manchester United are reportedly open to idea of sending Eric Bailly out on loan
- The 26-year-old’s career at Red Devils since 2016 has been hindered by injuries
- Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have formed strong centre-back partnership
Manchester United are open to the idea of sending defender Eric Bailly out on loan next season in order for him to get more playing time, according to reports.
The 26-year-old’s career at the Red Devils has been hindered by long periods on the sidelines though injury and Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have formed a strong centre-back partnership at the heart of the United defence.
Bailly could be given the opportunity to gain regular first-team minutes in the 2020-21 campaign by being allowed to join a club on a temporary basis, according to The Sun.
Manchester United are reportedly open to idea of sending Eric Bailly out on loan next season
LaLiga outfit Valencia are reportedly keen on trying to acquire the services of Bailly next season.
United would reportedly prefer to let Bailly depart the club on loan rather than on a permanent deal.
The Premier League giants took up the option to extend his contract earlier this season which sees him through until the summer of 2022.
Bailly has only made eight appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side during 2019-20 season
Bailly has only made eight appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side during the 2019-20 campaign after sustaining a serious knee injury in pre-season.
The centre half made the move to Old Trafford for £30million when Jose Mourinho was at the helm in 2016.
Bailly has played 81 times in four years at United, in which he has netted one goal. Since the resumption of football he has played one minute in the Premier League but started alongside Maguire in their FA Cup quarter-final victory over Norwich at the weekend.
Centre back Bailly started in United’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Norwich last weekend