Man Utd hoping to raise more money for transfers after offering player to Saudi-backed Newcastle

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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has been offered to Saudi-backed Newcastle United, according to The Mirror.

Bailly is one of a number of Manchester United players facing an uncertain future at the club.

He signed a new contract with them last year, but it did not lead to the increased opportunities he hoped for.

The 28 year old Ivory Coast centre-back isn’t in the plans of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag and has been put up for sale.

Newcastle United are in the market for a centre-back this summer and they seek to build a squad capable of challenging for a place in Europe next season.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Dutch centre-back Sven Botman but are also reportedly looking at other alternatives.

With Newcastle United keen on signing a centre-back this summer, Bailly has been offered to Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, with the 28 year old currently behind Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Eric Bailly
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It is believed a move for Eric Bailly might appeal to Newcastle United given his Premier League experience.

Manchester United reportedly value Eric Bailly at around £10million and are hoping Newcastle United will make an offer for the centre-back.

Eric Bailly only made seven appearances for Manchester United last season, with just four of those outings coming in the Premier League.

He failed to make a single Premier League appearance in the second-half of last season under former interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

The 28-year-old still has more than two years left to run on his contract at Old Trafford, with the option of a further 12 months, having agreed an extension in April 2021.

Bailly has only made 113 appearances for Man United since arriving from Villarreal in 2016, having struggled with a number of fitness problems during his time at the club.

He has only made 20 Premier League appearances for Manchester United since the end of the 2018-19 season.

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