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Tottenham Hotspur: Jose Mourinho keen on Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey

Tottenham Hotspur: Jose Mourinho keen on Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to an update courtesy of reliable Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, speaking to the Last Word on Spurs podcast, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and co are keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey – but the Bundesliga giants would command a price of around £44.4 million or higher. 

Romano, detailing Spurs’ potential next moves in the transfer window ahead of a busy 2020/2021 fixture calendar, has claimed that a new centre-back, winger and striker are chairman Daniel Levy’s top priorities.

Should Spurs sign Leon Bailey?

Yes, 100%, huge talent

Yes, 100%, huge talent

Not for £44.4m

Not for £44.4m

Having already secured defensive acquisitions in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty and Joe Hart this summer, spending below £20 million on the trio when taking into account sales like Kyle Walker-Peters, the attacking slots are still yet to be filled with fresh talent.

Of course, while a centre-back is still on the agenda, with Tottenham most recently linked to Hellas Verona stalwart Marash Kumbulla (Corriere di Verona), the forward positions also need to be addressed.

When asked about key names Spurs haven’t yet been connected to in the press, Romano detailed that the Lilywhites are admirers of winger Bailey – with fellow Premier League club Man City also once touted to sign him as a like-for-like Leroy Sane replacement. 

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However, while interest in the 23-year-old could excite plenty of supporters, the Italian journalist also details that Leverkusen will not let him go on the cheap – commanding a figure of around £44.4 million at least.

A seemingly better dribbler than both Dele Alli and Erik Lamela, completing more on average (1.6) as per WhoScored, Tottenham followers will have to wait and see if Levy takes a huge punt.

Lilywhites, should your club sign Bailey for around £44.4m? Give us your thoughts in the comment section below…


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