DEAN SMITH is eager on Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey and sees him as Aston Villa’s sensibly-priced different to Jadon Sancho.
The Jamaican worldwide rivalled Sancho‘s purpose scoring and help ratio within the Bundesliga final season, scoring 9 targets and offering eight assists – to Sancho’s eight targets and 11 assists.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Jamaica winger Leon Bailey is being linked with Aston VillaCredit score: Getty
England attacker Jadon Sancho appears set for Man Utd for round £72.9m, in comparison with the £25m valuation for Villa goal Leon BaileyCredit score: PA
However crucially Villa consider they may land the 23-year-old Leverkusen ace for £25million – nearly a 3rd of the £72.9million Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has agreed to sign England winger Sancho for Manchester United.
Smith needs so as to add firepower to reduce the artistic load on skipper Jack Grealish subsequent season and has already splashed out a club-record £35million on Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia.
Former England and Previous Trafford wideman Ashley Young, 36, has rejoined from Inter Milan.
However Smith is eager so as to add Bailey to his attacking arsenal after the previous Genk ahead averaged a purpose each 239 minutes – bettering Sancho’s purpose each 259 minutes for Dortmund.
In all, Bailey racked up 15 targets and 11 assists in his 40 video games for Leverkusen final time period.
With Ross Barkley’s mortgage deal over and winger Trezeguet recovering from surgical procedure on his knee, Smith is weighing up a sensible bid for Bailey, who was additionally concerned in seven of Leverkusen’s targets in Europe.
The winger has two years left on his present deal however Leverkusen may very well be tempted to money in on their frontman to strengthen their defence as they hope to land Liverpool’s Nat Phillips this summer time.
Villa have additionally made two provides for Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe.
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