The agent of Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has hinted that the 26-year-old could head for the Old Trafford exit door if his playing situation does not change, amid links with AC Milan.
The Ivory Coast international has not turned out for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since a fateful 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in October.
Bailly has been on the treatment table with a muscular injury in recent weeks, but the centre-back’s agent Graziano Battistini has claimed that some serious thought must be given to an exit if Bailly fails to force his way back into Solskjaer’s team.
Speaking to Calcio Mercato, Battistini said: “The boy is in an important context such as that of United, before evaluating an exit there must be absolutely valid situations.
“The Milan idea may have a logic, but we need to evaluate many implications, today we are talking about nothing. The experience with the Red Devils depends, as always, on luck, who you meet, on the opportunities.
“If he has the right chances, for me he can be an important player to solve some problems of the team. If all this does not happen, it is clear that the situation will need to be assessed, but now it is too early to say certain things.
“My Spanish partners who manage him are cautious in all respects, but the boy is very focused on Manchester United.”
Bailly, whose existing deal at Old Trafford will run out in 2022, has scored a solitary goal in 89 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions since arriving in 2016.