No sooner had the news broke that Liverpool had cooled their interest in Thomas Lemar, when attention soon turned to who would they look to bring in this summer.
According to the Sunday People, the man Liverpool will look to bring in this summer is Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey.
Bailey, (20), was born in Kingston, Jamaica however he has only played for the u21 side once and has left the door open to playing for a different national side in the future.
He started his professional career in Belgium, when he signed for Genk as a 15-year-old.
During his time at Genk he scored 16 goals in 77 appearances, he also won the Belgian young footballer of the year award for the 2015-106 season.
His form was good enough to convince Bayer Leverkusen to splash out €20 million to bring him to Germany.
Bailey used the first season in Germany as a settling in period ,he only made 8 appearances without a goal.
However this season has been a breakout one for Leon Bailey, he has already played 19 times scoring 10 goals, nearly a goal every two games.
Bailey is naturally left footed but can play anywhere across the midfield, at Leverkusen he is usually deployed as a right winger or at the left in a deeper midfield role.
Pace and dribbling is Bailey’s main attributes, like Liverpool’s own Mo Salah when Bailey plays on the right he enjoys cutting inside and shooting with his left, but similar to Mane when he is on the left he tend to hug the touch line.
He is equally comfortable beating a defender with his pace or taking him on relying on his skill.
As reported Leverkusen would demand €100 million if they are to sell the 20 year old, it is hard to judge what a player is worth with the inflated transfer fees these days, however at such a young age combined with the level he is already at even at €100 million he could be seen as value for money.