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Manchester United fans react as Tottenham reportedly eye Bailly

Tottenham are reportedly considering a surprise move to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly – and United fans have responded on Twitter.

Bailly, 27, has fallen down the pecking order at United – with Victor Lindelof preferred in the middle of the defence by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has now gone, and it remains to be seen who they will appoint – and if they want to keep the Ivory Coast international.

But while that remains up in the air, Tottenham are interested in signing Manchester United’s Bailly. He has a contract until June 2024.

It is said that Antonio Conte wants to bring in two central defenders and Bailly could be one. It is unclear how much Spurs would have to spend.

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Duncan Castles has told his podcast: “One of the individuals they’re in discussions about, I understand, is a Manchester United player, Eric Bailly.”

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What are United fans saying about Tottenham eyeing defender Bailly?

Conte wants to play three at the back, and that means Tottenham need five at he back ideally. Eric Dier, Cristian Romero Ben Davies are first choice.

Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga are also options. But Rodon is unproven and Sanches, ultimately, is not good enough for Spurs.

Spurs need reinforcements – not because of a lack of options, but because they lack quality in defence. Bailly would certainly improve those options.

Most-likely, he would replace Dier at the heart of the defence alongside Romero – with Conte likely to also want a left-footed defender.

Manchester United fans have responded on Twitter to the news that Bailly is an option for Spurs – and United fans are happy to see him go.

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