A Premier League side’s signing of an African footballer often means the club will lose the player to the African Cup of Nations every other winter…
A handful of clubs have their starting XI’s ripped to shreds by the tournament, but it can be seen as an opportunity for fringe players to make their mark.
Manchester United added Eric Baily to their ranks last season. The Ivory Coast international was the only player Jose Mourinho lost to the African Cup of Nations in January.
Baily found his feet swiftly in the Premier League. The centre-back, who signed from Spanish outfit Villareal last summer was a regular in Jose Mourinho’s team and quickly became a fan favourite at Old Trafford.
Given the success that Mourinho has had in the market, perhaps he needs to target a move for these 2 African players…
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