Manchester United ace Eric Bailly has posted a congratulatory message to his countryman Maxwel Cornet on Instagram after the 25-year-old joined West Ham.

The Hammers have been linked with a move to sign the Manchester United defender according to club insiders.

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West Ham boss David Moyes brought in Nayef Aguerd in June but the Moroccan faces at least six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a serious ankle injury.

To add insult to injury for the Hammers, Craig Dawson suffered a thigh strain last week whilst Angelo Ogbonna is still nowhere near match fit.

Eric Bailly has posted a congratulatory message to Maxwel Cornet on Instagram
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The addition of another central defender is very much needed with Issa Diop clearly trying to force a move out of the London Stadium (Football.London).

Bailly, 28, would be a decent option as far as we’re concerned.

He has never really hit the heights that were expected of him with Manchester United but he’s still a very good central defender.

Eric Bailly posts Maxwel Cornet message on Instagram

I’m sure that most West Ham fans would take the Manchester United defender at the London Stadium.

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One thing’s for sure, Moyes must act fast, with our next game coming on Sunday away at Nottingham Forest.

Hopefully Bailly is someone who the Scot tries to bring to the London Stadium.

If he does, the Man United defender will already be very familiar with one West Ham player.

Maxwel Cornet represents the Ivory Coast, as does Bailly.

And the Manchester United star took to Instagram to congratulate his countryman after he joined the Hammer son Friday:

Hopefully the 25-year-old will be a great signing for West Ham.

And who knows, perhaps Maxwel Cornet will be joined at the London Stadium by his countryman Eric Bailly soon.

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