Villarreal are weighing up a bid for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly. Reports from Spain reveal that the Yellow Submarines have identified the Ivorian as a potential signing in the summer.
Bailly is seen as a safe signing with the 26-year-old making his name at the club before a big-money move in 2016. Since moving to Manchester United, Bailly has struggled with injuries but is still loved by the fans.
It is understood that the Spanish outfit are on the lookout for a top defender as a replacement for veteran defender Raul Albiol. Bailly has excellent pace, strong aerially and understands the passing football favoured at the El Madrigal outfit.
Manchester United still value Bailly highly with the Old Trafford outfit setting a transfer fee of £15 million for his services. A transfer to Spain could be what the sturdy defender needs if he is to recapture his earlier form.
It would be interesting to see how this develops in the coming weeks as other clubs have also indicated an interest in the defender.