Football Transfer News : Manchester United defender signs for Turkish club Besiktas

Manchester United player Eric Bailly has signed a new contract with Besiktas as the Turkish transfer window is still open.

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In Football Transfer News we have Manchester United player, Eric Bailly completing a move from the English Premier League to the Turkish League.

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Bailly To Besiktas

Deadline day has been gone for clubs in the Premier League, but players can still leave the top flight to join clubs in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey while their transfer windows remain open.

It's understood Bailly has joined Besiktas on a free transfer despite having been contracted at Old Trafford until 2024. United have been content to remove Bailly from the wage bill and the centre-back has signed a one-year contract with Besiktas as reported in the Football Transfer News.

The 29 year old Ivory International is not a part of Ten Hag's plans and which led him to spend the last season on loan at Marseille. He was not even named in the pre-season squad which was enough indication that he's not going to play for Manchester United ever again.

Bailly was Jose Mourinho's first ever signing as a Manchester United manager and that was in June 2016.

In his time at United, he has made 113 appearances, scoring just one goal. His career at Manchester United was often inspired by injuries, that's why he never really get going.

His last competitive Manchester United appearance was in December 2021, which was a 3-1 win over Burnley.

He's the second United player to move to the Turkish League after Fred signed for Fenerbahce in the month of August.

Official statement by Besiktas : "Our club has reached an agreement with Manchester United for the final transfer of Ivorian defender Eric Bailly.

"We wish Eric Bailly, who we believe will provide important services to our club, great success with our glorious jersey, and present it to the public with our respect."

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