The Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United has begun.
Man Utd have confirmed the signing of Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly from Villareal.
The 22-year-old moves to Old Trafford on a four-year deal with the option to extend by a further two.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 8, 2016
A move to sign Bailly was rumoured since last weekend with the fee thought to be something around £30 million.
An Ivory Coast international with 15 caps, Bailly joined Villareal in January of last year from Espanyol for around £4.5 million.
He made 45 appearances for the La Liga club in the interim.
Bailly joins Man Utd as much needed cover at centre-back given the unreliability in terms of fitness of both Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones.
The player was rumoured to be interesting Pep Guardiola. So the signing of Bailly looks to be Man Utd getting one over on their city rivals.