Manchester United have identified two players, Eric Bailly and Alex Telles, as people they are keen to sell during the upcoming summer transfer window. According to the Manchester Evening News, the club have deemed both players to be above the requirements as they aim to build a strong squad for next season under Erik ten Hag.
Alex Telles, 30, spent the previous season on loan at Sevilla, where he achieved success by winning the Europa League. However, he currently sits behind Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia in the left-back pecking order, making him expendable in United’s plans.
On the other hand, Eric Bailly lived through an injury-plagued season while on loan at Marseille, limiting his appearances for the French side to just 23 matches. With his fitness concerns and a desire to bolster his defensive options, United have decided to part ways with the player.
Although making the decision to get rid of these players may seem straightforward, Manchester United could struggle to find suitable buyers for them. In addition to the possible departures of Bailly and Telles, United have already dropped Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, signaling Ten Hag’s intention to reduce the number of centre-backs in the squad. Consequently, the club are now looking to improve the quality in that position through new signings in the next transfer window.
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