Aston Villa eyeing move for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey

It is an open secret that Aston Villa need to sign a winger.

The latest reports in England suggest that Aston Villa are eyeing move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.

The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Jamaica international joined Leverkusen from Genk for a fee in the region of 13.5 million euros in January 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.

The winger has banged in 15 goals and provided 11 assists in 40 matches last term on all fronts.

Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey

The 23-year-old is considered to be the best football player in Jamaica. As a member of Jamaica national football team, Bailey won 9 caps and he scored one goal.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Aston Villa.

Dean Smith wants to sign a new winger and Bailey is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

The English giants have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa

Aston Villa are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

There is no doubt that Leon Bailey will take Aston Villa’s attack to a different level.

According to the report, “Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey is emerging as a target for Aston Villa. The highly rated winger has impressed in the Bundesliga over the past few years. According to the Daily Mail, Villa are willing to pay a significant fee to secure the Jamaican international. He has two years left on his contract and would cost between £25 million to £30 million. Villa are also looking at Todd Cantwell from Norwich City.”

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It would take a huge offer from Villa to prise the 23-year-old winger from Leverkusen.

Leon Bailey ideal fit for Aston Villa?

Leon Bailey stands as an excellent option for Aston Villa. He is very highly rated in Germany and he could be a superb long term signing for Villa.

All in all, Bailey will be an ideal choice for Smith as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.

It will be interesting to see whether Aston Villa will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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