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Do Tottenham Hotspur have an advantage in Leon Bailey race?

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Do Tottenham Hotspur have an advantage in Leon Bailey race?

Tottenham Hotspur may feel as though they have a greater chance of signing Leon Bailey than some of their rivals.

Spurs are one of three Premier League clubs who are reportedly keen to snap the winger up.

Bailey has been making a name for himself in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, and is widely considered one of the best young talents in Europe right now.

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The 21-year-old burst onto the scene in Belgium with Genk in 2015, and transferred to Germany in January 2017.

He took some time to adapt to his new club, and failed to score in eight appearances following his move.

Last season is when Bailey truly announced himself though, making 34 appearances and scoring 12 goals.

His electric performances have alerted the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea as well as Tottenham. The latter may feel as though they have a trump card though regarding a possible move.


Spurs and Leverkusen have done business before

Tottenham have good relations with Leverkusen, after the north Londoners paid them over £18 million for Heung-min Son in 2015.

They may feel as though they can go back to the Germans and negotiate a deal for Bailey.

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The player would not come cheap though – report that Leverkusen would only consider offers in the region of £100 million.

It would take a huge negotiation from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to get the player to the club if that is true.

But Tottenham will be able to offer the player the chance to play in a brand new stadium, and Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as one of football’s leading managers for developing young players.

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Earlier this year ESPN reported Bayern Munich tabled a €60 million offer for Bailey, and Real Madrid, Manchester United, AS Roma and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the youngster at some point in the past couple of years.

Arsenal, who also negotiated with Leverkusen only this summer with the transfer of Bernd Leno, could be strong contenders.

Chelsea certainly will be if they lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

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