Over the course of the past few days, we’ve dedicated a large chunk of our time trying to explain how murky any potential deal taking Leon Bailey from Gent to Hull City (or Everton) could be.
Third party ownership was a worry for both the Toffees and the Tigers, both reported to hold an interest in the Jamaica U23 international, but it appears all of that was for nothing, as news from Belgium suggests he will move to Germany instead.
DH in Belgium are reporting, according to their information, that the young winger is expected to sign for Bayer Leverkusen, Hull’s and Everton’s main rivals in this deal, instead.
The youngster was reported to have had an agreement with the Bundesliga side sorted already, and with the two clubs having now sorted a transfer fee, little stands in the way of a deal.
Considering Marco Silva made his interest to bring Bailey to the KC Stadium public, missing out on the 19-year-old will be a bit of a blow for the Portuguese manager.
As for Ronald Koeman, well, the loan signing of Anton Donkor from Wolfsburg will surely help him get over missing out on Bailey.