Barcelona to sign Manchester United player in the summer

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Barcelona are perfecting plans to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly in the summer, according to Daily Star.

Bailly has dropped down the pecking order at Manchester United and has struggled to get minutes under Ralf Rangnick.

His situation at Manchester United has reportedly alerted Spanish outfit Barcelona as they continue to scour Europe for unsettled players.

Since Xavi assumed the Nou Camp managerial reins, the cash-strapped Catalans, with debts of more than a billion pounds, have secured a number of high-profile names who had become outcasts at their clubs.

Spain striker Ferran Torres arrived from Manchester City for £50million, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a free from Arsenal while Wolves winger Adama Traore is on loan with a view to a permanent £30m switch.

Now they are aiming to make it a quadruple of Premier League misfits on the books with a move for Bailly.

Bailly was Jose Mourinho’s first signing as Manchester United after he joined from Spanish side Villarreal back in 2017 for a £30m fee.