Forgotten Man Utd flop Eric Bailly BANISHED from Besiktas team just 98 days after signing for Turkish giants | The Sun

ERIC BAILLY has been BANISHED from Besiktas' team only 98 days after joining.

The ex-Manchester United defender was among five players sacked by the club.

A Besiktas statement read: "Information from our club. 5 players from our Football A Team have been excluded from the squad.

"Our Football Teams General Coordinator Samet Aybaba; He announced that Vincent Aboubakar, Valentin Rosier, Eric Bailly, Rachid Ghezzal and Jean Onana were excluded from the squad due to poor performance and incompatibility within the team.

"Our work on the new staff structure continues. We respectfully present it to the public."

Bailly joined United from Villarreal in 2016 but he suffered inconsistent form throughout his time in Manchester.

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He was sent out on loan to Marseille in the summer of 2022 and he made 23 appearances in total.

But he had fallen too far down Erik ten Hag's pecking order, which led to his move to Turkey.

Bailly has been plagued with injuries this season leading to just eight appearances in Besiktas' side.

And he now departs with just under half the season played.

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Bailly's exit comes after an agent claimed to have bizarrely put a CURSE on him.

An agent who helped put together the transfer to Besiktas accused the centre-back of owning him money, according to The Mirror.

Bailly's camp said the unnamed abuser has sent him dozens of disturbing messages on WhatsApp.

Some of them include threats of legal action as well as physical violence as he warned him he will "send people” round to him.

The agent has also told the 29-year-old he has successfully cursed him after Besiktas' recent 3-1 loss to Fenerbahce, which saw the defender being penalised for handball and conceding a penalty.

One of the abusive messages read: "I am happy to see what my curse is doing to you. You are not a man. You are a big Mickey Mouse.”

Another said: “I will not let you f*** me in my own country. You will see what happens after I open a fraud case against you.”

The issue has been reported to Besiktas who promised to report it to the police and Fifa could also get involved as they oversee agents.

Bailly is officially represented by his uncle Severin Bohui, who is a fully licensed agent, and is adamant the person abusing his nephew was in no way involved in the deal with the Turkish giants.

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