Old Trafford New signing Eric Bailly is expected to go on to become a superstar at the Premier League giant after Coach Jose Mourinho spoke highly of him at his maiden press conference.
The player was brought in from Villarreal to increase the defensive options of the team after his performances in Spain. The player is a hard tackler. He has a huge frame and is fast. He is set to partner with Chris Smalling as they enter the new season full of challenges and increased competition.
The Ivory Coast defender has five other countrymen that have made real exploits at the top flight of English football.
There’s the popular name Didier Drogba. The two time former Chelsea forward arrived at Stamford Bridge far back 2004 from Marseille. He was signed by Jose Mourinho and the player sure did leave a mark on the Premier League. He went on to score 164 times earning 384 caps in his nine year stay at the club. He would ever be remembered for the final penalty spot he converted that earned Chelsea their first and only UEFA Champions League title in 2012.
There’s also Yaya Toure who was with Barcelona before joining Manchester City where he has since made his mark. The player who is over 6 feet tall played a crucial role when City won the Premier League the second year he joined, scoring 24 goals in 49 games.
There’s also his elder brother Kolo Toure. Kolo has played for the top clubs in the Premier League. From Arsenal in 2002 helping them win the League in 2003/2004 and playing for seven years, he joined City winning the Premier League then moved to Liverpool as his performance begun to dip.
There’s Salomon Kalou who made exploits at Chelsea, alongside Drogba. He made serious impact and was part of the Champions League winning team of 2012. Finally, there’s Wilfried Bony. Bony played impressive football in Belgium where he scored 37 times in 36 matches before making the switch to Swansea City. He scored 25 goals for Swansea in his debut season and is now with Manchester City. Bailly surely has enough mentors in the League and there is hope that he would go on to make his mark as well.