According to a report by journalist Jonathan Shrager, Tottenham Hotspur entered talks with representatives over Bundesliga sensation Leon Bailey in January – with Manchester United and AC Milan also credited with approaches.
Bailey, who has started 20 matches for Bayer Leverkusen this season, scoring six goals and assisting six others in that time, has averaged a threatening 2.2 shots per 90 minutes under head coach Peter Bosz (WhoScored).
Journalist lifts lid on recent Tottenham talks for Bailey
Indeed, the Jamaica international enjoyed a scintillating start to the season also, with Leverkusen’s manager lauding him as an ‘immense’ talent after his brace against Hoffenheim on Matchday 11 (Bundesliga).
He apparently caught the eye of Spurs, according to Shrager, who has lifted the lid on Tottenham’s talks with the player’s representatives during the last January transfer window.
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He has been praised by the media for emerging from the shadows of Kai Havertz following his departure to Chelsea last year, but chairman Daniel Levy may have to spend big to land Bailey if they make another approach in the summer.
The Daily Mail claim Bailey is valued at around £36 million by the Bundesliga club, and a report from the same outlet back in 2018 revealed former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s interest in the player.
Time will tell whether Tottenham approach again, but it could certainly be interesting.
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