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04th Jun 2016

Man United are completing their first signing of the Mourinho era

The Villarreal deal

Paul Moore

It’s not Zlatan.

Jose Mourinho does love a centre-half and it seems that his first signing at Old Trafford will be Villarreal’s highly rated central defender Eric Bailly, according to reports in Spain.

The 22 year old has been one of the key players for the Yellow Submarines this season, making 34 appearances last season in all competition, and it’s believed that United aren’t looking to pay all of his €40m release clause, but somewhere around that figure

Bailly joined Villarreal from Espanyol for €5.7m and it’s reported that talks between Manchester United and the Ivorian’s representatives are currently at an advanced stage.