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Jose Mourinho Signs First Player For Manchester United


Jose Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal last month after the Dutchman failed to qualify United for next season’s Champions League, has signed his first player for Manchester United.

Eric Bailly, highly rated Ivory Coast centre-back player!
Eric Bailly is Jose Mourinho’s first signing for Manchester United on Wednesday from Spanish outfit Villarreal.

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The 22-year-old — a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winner — signed a four year contract subject to being granted a work permit and will cost a reported £30 million (38.4 million euros, $43.7 million).

In his statement Mourinho said -

“Eric is a young central defender with great natural talent,”
“He has progressed well to date and has the potential to become one of the best around.

“We look forward to working with him to help nurture that raw talent and fulfil his potential. Eric is at the right club to continue his development” Mourinho added.

" It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United,”

“To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do.

“I want to progress to be the best that I can be and I believe working with Jose Mourinho will help me develop in the right way and at the right club.

“I am looking forward to meeting my new team mates and to starting this new chapter of my life" said Bailly, whose contract includes an option to extend it by two years.

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