Leon Bailey won’t leave in January but he will go ‘eventually’
Bayer Leverkusen chief insists Leon Bailey won’t be sold in January… but he gives Man United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool hope by admitting winger will eventually leave
- Leon Bailey signed a new contract in August despite interest from English clubs
- Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked
- Leverkusen have said Bailey will not go in January – but they may lose him soon
- The Jamaican-born forward has only managed to score one goal this season
Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonas Boldt has alerted Premier League big guns that Leon Bailey could be allowed to leave the club – but not in the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old has claimed in the past that Manchester City, Manchester United Chelsea and Liverpool have been interested in his services but he signed a new deal in August to keep him at the club until 2023.
Leverkusen sporting director Boldt has admitted, however, that they will struggle to keep hold of the winger.
Leon Bailey signed a new deal in August despite interest from big Premier League clubs
‘We all know that Leon will eventually go,’ Boldt told Bild.
‘But we have made it clear that a winter change is out of the question. He also knows that he has our backing.’
Despite the hype surrounding the player, Bailey has only managed to score one goal this season in 14 appearances for the club.
Bailey (left) scored 12 goals last campaign but has only managed one this campaign
The Jamaican-born forward rose to fame last season when he scored 12 goals and provided six assists for the German club.
Bailey’s 2018-19 stats
Bailey’s poor form has coincided with Leverkusen’s disappointing start to the season with the Bundesliga side sitting 13th in the table, eight places lower than their fifth-placed finish last campaign.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool were all reportedly linked with the winger in the summer.
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