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Premier League clubs eyeing a move for Leon Bailey

Bertrand Traore

As per the report in 90 min, five Premier League clubs are showing interest in signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey in this transfer window. 

The Jamaican international started his career brilliantly for the German Bundesliga side since making the move from KRC Genk back in 2017 for £12.2 million. However, the 23-years-old had gone under the boil a bit before reproducing his best in the last season. The winger made 119 league appearances for the Eternal Bridesmaids over the past five seasons, scoring 28 goals and assisting 18 times in this process. 

Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Southampton and Leicester City are the English clubs who are monitoring Leon Bailey’s situation with Leverkusen. The 23-years-old currently has two years remaining in his current contract and has a market value of around £31.5 million. 

Will Bailey leave Leverkusen to join the Premier League? 

According to the report in 90 min, Aston Villa approached Leverkusen first for Leon Bailey. But, the transfer window is now becoming complex, after Wolverhampton, Leicester, Southampton and Everton have joined the race for the winger. 

The report further claims that the Villans have shown the most concrete interest in the Jamaican. Leverkusen have expressed that Dean Smith’s side will have to pay around £25 million for their winger. And the Birmingham-based club have not been put off by the asking price and held talks with the player’s representatives. 

Leon Bailey is currently on international duty in the Gold Cup. And the winger will decide his future after returning to Germany. The Jamaican was previously linked with a move to the top-six Premier League clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool. However, the interest has now been extinguished from them. 

Aston Villa will need a winger, after the talisman Jack Grealish’s future is still hanging in the air. Leon Bailey will be a very good addition for the wide areas as he can play on both sides. The Villans have also signed Emiliano Buendia for the creative midfield role. And these two signings can be a good cover-up if Grealish is to leave this summer. 

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