Manchester United To Negotiate Contract Extension With Star Defender

According to reports from The Sun, the club are looking to start negotiations with Eric Bailly over a contract extension despite a horrible injury record. 

The Ivorian earns £120,000-a-week at the club, and his current deal is due to expire next summer. The 25-year-old picked up the latest injury during a pre-season friendly. It will see him out of action for another lengthy spell.

The club still believe the centre-back has a future at Old Trafford, and is seen as a back-up option for a pair of Victor Lindelof /Harry Maguire.

The British tabloid reports that a source within the club has this to say:

“The club want Eric to stay and are looking for talks about an extension. We don’t want to lose him on a free transfer next summer. It’s just down to both parties agreeing to everything.

“His injury record isn’t a major concern for us. We just think he has been unlucky with everyone over the last few years. Ole is a fan of the player and we’re going to convince him to stay, at least that is the plan at present.”