Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has reportedly agreed personal terms with Turkish giants Besiktas as the Ivorian looks set to exit from Old Trafford.

According to Fabrizio Romano, there is an agreement on personal terms with the defender, who spent last season on loan at French giants Marseille.

The Ivorian has struggled with injuries for the majority of his time in Manchester, this may well be due to his full-throttle approach to defending.

The former Villarreal man will probably be remembered for his ludicrous antics on a football pitch whether it’s overhead kicks or a ridiculous tackle or two, the defender will certainly leave a memorable legacy.

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Talks on for exit agreement

According to Romano, talks are on between United and the Turkish giants around what the next step will be for the defender and how the deal will be completed.

It seems likely that United will let the defender leave on a free due to the wages he is currently on at the Red Devils. It would be a big blow if Bailly were to leave on a Bosman as United, with Jose Mourinho at the helm, committed £30 million for the defender back in 2017 according to the BBC.

The defender showed potential during his time in the Northwest although that time is coming to an end.

What will his legacy be

The defender’s injury issues always stopped him from nailing down a first-team spot under Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or even Erik ten Hag.

The defender is surplus to requirements with ten Hag seemingly wanting to let Bailly go. His erratic nature meant he was never a good fit for United particularly under the Dutch manager.

When he did play, particularly during the COVID-affected year of 2020-2021, Bailly was brilliant, with a goal-saving block to deny Aston Villa snatching a late equaliser, being the pick of the highlights of his season.

He was a popular player with the United crowd but was never really consistent enough to be a United starter.

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