Eric Bailly makes me jealous, says Arsenal legend Wright

Eric Bailly makes me jealous, says Arsenal legend Wright
Eric Bailly is set to be a key player for Manchester United as they target a place in the Europa League final

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 05, 2017. 16:00

Legendary Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he's jealous that his former side could not sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal last year.

The Ivory Coast international had a great debut season at the English Premier Leagie giants - winning the FA Community Shield, Capital One Cup and UEFA Europa League with United.

"You look at how good he is, everything," Wright told beIN Sports.

"Pace, athletic ability, defending, reading, strength, you think to yourself: ‘yeah, you can see him being at United for the rest of his career.

The retired striker believes that the 23-year-old central defender has the quality to play for Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

"And if he does leave United it’ll be Barcelona or Real Madrid. He’s that kind of player," the England legend added.

"You just have to think to yourself: ‘my god, what a find’.

"He’s one of those who make me quite jealous that Arsenal couldn’t find someone like him. It makes me jealous."

Bailly, who joined United from Spanish La Liga side Villarreal in June 2017, made 25 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils during the 2016/17 campaign.

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