Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey has ‘specific offers’ from the Premier League, where Aston Villa, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are named as suitors.
That’s according to Bild, who say Villa are ‘vying’ for the 23-year-old, while the Foxes and Wolves are also in the picture to sign him.
On Tuesday, Sky Deutschland reported the winger ‘has an offer’ from Dean Smith’s side, but didn’t provide details of the proposal.
Bild now provides more details and they state Villa have made a ‘first offer’ was around €30m.
This is ‘not enough’ for the German club as it’s said the Jamaica international should not leave Bayer for less than €35m. The two clubs are €5m apart.
As things stand, Aston Villa are pressing the most, ahead of Leicester and Wolves, to sign the former Genk man.
However, Bailey questions whether moving to a club that finished 11th in the table last season is the right choice for him. Therefore, ‘he’s not (yet) building up pressure to change’ clubs.
Bailey’s step-father Craig Butler advises the player and the latter has said the attacker is evaluating options.
“There are different interested parties from the Premier League. We are checking the options. It is important that Leon takes the right step. Therefore, it has not yet been decided whether he will change this transfer period or later,” Butler told Bild.
“The clubs are holding talks. Leon feels at home in Leverkusen. There will only be a change if everyone is satisfied.”