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Man Utd exit announced for 113-app star as Fabrizio Romano reveals contract details with new club

Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly

Besiktas have confirmed the arrival of Eric Bailly from Manchester United and Fabrizio Romano has filled in the gaps of what his contract will look like over there.

Bailly has left Man Utd after 113 appearances for the club, having spent last season out on loan at Marseille. He was due to be under contract for another season, but the club have now let him go.

Since the Turkish transfer window is still open, Bailly has been able to make his move to Besiktas. The Super Lig side announced his arrival late on Monday night.

According to Romano, Bailly has signed a contract with Besiktas that will only be valid for a year. In other words, his new terms take him up to the same end point when his Man Utd deal would have run out.

The transfer insider has also revealed that Besiktas have taken Bailly from Man Utd without paying a transfer fee. It seems his now-former club were simply happy to cut him from the wage bill.

Thus, a spell stretching back to 2016 is over for Bailly. Unfortunately for the Ivory Coast international, injuries often disrupted his progress at Man Utd.

Now, he will be hoping to get his career back on track in Turkey with Besiktas.

Busy summer for Besiktas as Man Utd clearout continues

This summer, Besiktas have also signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Liverpool, Ante Rebic from AC Milan, Daniel Amartey from Leicester City, Milot Rashica from Norwich City and a couple of other reinforcements.

They have until September 15 to make any more adjustments to their squad until the transfer window closes in Turkey too.

Bailly is the latest of several high-profile names to be cut off by Man Utd this summer. Other exits have included David de Gea, Fred, Anthony Elanga, Dean Henderson, Alex Telles and Phil Jones.

In his position of centre-back, Erik ten Hag can still call upon Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans.

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