- Eric Bailly has signed a new two year deal with Man United until 2024
- The African star has been with the Old Trafford outfit after joining them from Sevilla in 2016
- Bailly wants to help the Red Devils win the Europa League title this season before pursuing the Premier League next term
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Manchester United can confirm that Eric Bailly has signed a new two-year deal to remain at Old Trafford until the summer of 2024.
The 24-year-old centre-back was approaching his final season on his current deal with the Red Devils with suitors from top European clubs.
However, to prevent the Ivorian star from leaving the club despite enduring a limited playing time this campaign, the Premier League outfit have handed the former Sevilla star an extension.
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The player reveals that he did not have to deliberate before agreeing to terms that will run until June 2024, with the option of a further year.
However, the centre-back is hoping to repay the club's kindness by helping them lift the Europa League title this season. He is also aiming to remain injury-free while they push for the Premier League trophy next in 2021/22. He told the club website that:
“I’m very happy. This decision is something I didn’t have to think about, I love this club and I love playing for Manchester United."
Bailly believes the club has confidence in his ability and that was why they handed him a contract extension with an option for another one year depending on his performances.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Man United owners, The Glazers, might consider a huge £4 billion in order to sell the Premier League club.
The Glazers have come under immense scrutiny in recent days following United's association with the controversial European Super League.
It is understood the Red Devils were heavily involved in the formation of the tournament which was projected to rival UEFA Champions League.