Manchester United target Leon Bailey admits Premier League dream

Manchester United target Leon Bailey admits Premier League dream

Manchester United target and Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey has admitted that he wishes to play in the Premier League someday.

The Jamaican youngster has been one of Europe’s hottest prospects in football this season, impressing in the German Bundesliga.

With eight goals and four assists to his name in all competitions, it’s no surprise that Bailey finds himself to be the subject of huge transfer interest.

A host of Premier League clubs are interested in the winger and they’ll only get even more fired up by his recent comments that hints at a future in England.

Having only moved to Leverkusen a year ago, it’ll likely be a little tough to prize him away from a team who clearly value him as a player.

According to the Mirror, Leon said to Bild: “Of course I have a dream club, but I will not tell. Basically England was and still is my dream. And if I keep working hard, I’m sure it will work someday.”

United could certainly do with the versatile attackers abilities given that the club have made it clear their intentions to sign a winger.

Leon Bailey can play on either flank but has the tendency to feature on the left given that he is left-footed and works as a traditional winger may do.

With Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan the club’s current options on the flanks, it’s not a surprise to see the Red Devils linked to Bailey.

None of the above players are natural wingers and do not offer width to a team who’ve often been accused of being narrow this season.

The question is now will Jose Mourinho be willing to trust a youngster for the role given how his other current options are already young and how his other targets have been more experienced players.

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