English Premier League side Aston Villa is strongly interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
The highly-rated winger has impressed in the Bundesliga over the past few years and according to Daily Mail, Villa is willing to pay a significant fee to secure the Jamaican international.
The player managed 15 goals and 11 assists for Leverkusen in the last term and has two years left on his contract; the player set to cost between £25 million to £30 million something Villa thinks they can afford.
Apart from Bailey, Villa wants to bring in Todd Cantwell from Norwich City as they feel Arsenal won’t allow them to sign Smith-Rowe this summer; the player said to be keen on signing a new deal with the Gunners.
The exciting 23-year-old joined Leverkusen from Genk in 2017 and has repeatedly been on the radar of a number of clubs in England.
Villa has been linked with a series of players this summer and has already secured Emi Buendia from Norwich in a deal that could rise to £40m, as well as bringing back Ashley Young to the club on a free transfer.
Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse and Tottenham’s Harry Winks have also been on Villa’s shortlist.
BREAKING: Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey keen on Aston Villa move.
Villa are preparing a £30m swoop for the Jamaica International.
– talkSPORT understands.
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