Bayer Leverkusen flyer Leon Bailey has been told he can leave the Bundesliga club if the right offer is tabled amid reported Everton and Tottenham interest, according to his new English agent Aidy Ward.
Bailey, 23, has completed 90 minutes just once during 2019-20 – despite making 32 appearances in total. Starting only half of his 32 outings, he has been withdrawn in 15 of those, and that lack of game time may see him exit.
The six-time Jamaica international has still managed to have a hand in 10 goals, scoring seven and creating three. Acccording to Sport 1, Tottenham and Everton are interested – with an asking price of £36million required.
Now, Bailey’s new agent Ward – who TransferMarkt claim also looks after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling – has claimed that Bayer has told Bailey’s stepfather that he can leave for the right price.
“The club has told its stepfather that he can go for a certain amount,” Ward told Sport1. “As soon as I’ve spoken to the club and the situation is clear, we will know what to do. If the club wants to sell, that’s no problem.”
TBR’s view – Can Tottenham or Everton secure Bailey deal?
Blistering pace, trickery, goals, assists and now plenty of experience at Bundesliga and European level, Bailey is a top, top talent. Linked with Bayern Munich too, anything below £40million should be considered a bargain.
In 2018, the winger was quoted by FourFourTwo as saying that he “dreams” of a Premier League move. So, a move to Spurs where he could start – or Everton where he definitely would start – could certainly be on the cards.