Duncan Barr – Chief Editor
•19-year-old Genk star Leon Bailey has been the conversation of lots of transfer talk in January, with many of Europe’s top clubs interested
•The Jamaican-born winger scored four goals in six Europa League appearances this term
•Genk values their star man at £20 million
Despite interest across Europe from top teams, including Chelsea and Manchester United, it is believed that Bayer Leverkusen have won the signature of Leon Bailey as a photo of him with a fan in Leverkusen has emerged.
Above, Leon Bailey is pictured with a Bayer fan in Leverkusen; this photo was posted by the man on the right, who has asked for his user name to not be disclosed.
Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt will be pleased with recent revelations if the deal is to materialize. Schmidt is believed to be keen on the Jamaican youngster who he sees as a perfect option to bolster their attacking options as they compete for spots in Europe.
Genk and a host of top clubs vying for Bailey’s signature are set to miss out as the player’s agent has made a statement that a deal with another club is close and will be announced in the coming days. It looks likely that Leon Bailey’s future lies in Leverkusen.