Eric Bailly has become the latest player to join the Roc Nation Sports family.
The Manchester United defender is the third footballer to sign to Jay Z’s sports management agency, following on from his Old Trafford teammate Romelu Lukaku, and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.
After the move to Roc Nation was announced, Bailly said: ““I am very thankful to Roc Nation for giving me the opportunity to join their growing family – this is a very important step in my career and it is an exciting experience that I look forward to”.
The move was announced by Major League Baseball star and fellow Roc Nation Sports signee CC Sabathia, who welcomed Bailly to the Roc family.
A native of Bingerville, Ivory Coast, Bailly’s professional career includes RCD Espanyol and Villarreal before joining Manchester United in 2016. Bailly is also dedicated to growing the game of football across the Ivory Coast. His annual tournament, “Le Grand Tournoi National Eric Bailly”, hosts U-18 players designed to develop and promote the best young talent from the country.
“I am thrilled to welcome a brother and teammate of mine into our Roc Nation family”, said Lukaku. “Roc Nation has done tremendous things for my career, and I know they will do the same for Eric.”