Aston Villa are all in favour of signing the highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Villa wish to signal one other attacking participant regardless of bringing in Emi Buendia from Norwich, and have seen a number of bids rejected for Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe.
The Day by day Mail declare Villa have now moved on and Sky Sports activities Information can verify their report that Bailey, who has been provided to Premier League golf equipment this summer season, is considered one of their targets.
The 23-year-old Jamaica worldwide, who has two years left on his contract, has been tracked by each prime membership in England over the previous couple of seasons.
Final summer season, Sky Sports activities Information reported he was being monitored by Manchester United, Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton – however his £40m price ticket was an excessive amount of.
The Kingston-born ahead, who’s a buddy of Metropolis’s Raheem Sterling, now has one yr much less on his contract in Germany, which expires in 2023.
Bailey was beforehand eligible to play for England as a result of two of his grandparents holding British passports, and was being monitored by Gareth Southgate earlier than opting to characterize his native Jamaica.
Bailey has scored 39 objectives and arrange one other 26 in additional than 150 appearances for Leverkusen since signing from Genk in 2017.