Leon Bailey was reportedly a £40 million transfer target for Tottenham during the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports – and right now he’s showing exactly why they should maintain their interest.
The 23-year-old has a contract with current club Bayer Leverkusen until 2023 but it’s fair to suggest that he might not see out that deal.
Tottenham are one of many clubs who have started to show admiring glances and his form so far this season will probably increase the interest.
Bailey netted his third goal of the season during a 4-3 win over Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend.
It was a third of the campaign for the right-winger who scored twice in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Jamaica international also has four assists to his name and is showing the potential to be a star of the future.
Tottenham might have a bit more clout given their summer transfer business and also their fantastic start to the 2020/21 campaign.
Gareth Bale, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon have all looked like attractive signings.
Mourinho won’t want to rest on his laurels though and he will see his team’s start to the season as just the beginning.
Bailey could be an attractive proposition for future transfer windows.
There is an argument to suggest that Tottenham are still in need of more quality in attacking wide areas.
The Leverkusen ace could solve that problem in a flash. He is quick, scores and registers assists, whilst he is still at an age where he could improve.
Bailey seems to fit the narrative of a Tottenham signing nicely and Mourinho would be wise to pounce in the future.