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07/26/2021 | 9:10 am
An update has surfaced on Aston Villa target Leon Bailey regarding his thoughts on moving to the Premier League …
What is the talk?
According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa-Target Leon Bailey is interested in moving to the Premier League from Bayer Leverkusen this summer. The Villans have turned down an offer of £ 25m for his services but have not given up the race yet.
Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell is also said to be a player seen as a potential addition should Jack Grealish join The Etihad in the coming weeks.
Would Bailey be a good addition?
Schmidt will be happy
Johan Lange needs to make sure he uses this latest update to secure a deal for the exciting attacker before the transfer window expires. The striker wants a transfer to England and that could play into Villa’s hands perfectly as the Jamaican international push for a move, forcing Bayer Leverkusen to give up on pricing.
Dean Smith would be delighted if Lange could get this one, as the £ 70,000-a-week jewel could be a great addition to the team. He has proven his quality in Germany and has shown that he has what it takes to play consistently at the highest level, both domestically and in Europe.
Ex-Ajax coach Ronald de Boer once praised his qualities and emphasized his speed and skill on the ball. He said: “It’s so fast that it’s not normal. His speed combined with his technique is very rare. Out of the ordinary. It has no weak points. “
Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller praised his “extraordinary” speed. He said: “He has an extraordinary pace, is very agile and will give our offensive further impulses.”
The attacker had a sensational 2020/21 season when he scored 15 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Leverkusen, including five goals and two assists in eight Europa League games. This shows that he could get into the Premier League and make a difference, while also having the potential to become a key player for the club if he can ever qualify for Europe.
Smith could also enjoy working with him on the training field to aid his development. The former Brentford coach has helped Jack Grealish improve over the past few years and Bailey could head down a similar path as he will only turn 24 in August. This means that as a player he still has room to grow and could flourish in Villa Park, another reason why Lange has to make another offer for his services.
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