Bailey to Premier League? Director Boldt has transfer warning for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool over £100 million deal
Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Jonas Boldt has announced that they will not be selling Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal target Leon Bailey this coming January.
Regarded as one of the most exciting and talented youngsters in Europe, there has been some speculation in the media over the last few days which suggested the Premier League trio will be looking to try and seal a deal for Bailey in the coming transfer window.
Chelsea and Liverpool are looking to keep on building the side in hope they can push Manchester City all the way for the premier League title this season, while Gunners boss Unai Emery is desperate to add a bit more creativity and pace on his wings, as he looks to get back into a top four spot.
Bailey still has over four years remaining on his current deal with Leverkusen and while the German club admit the winger will be sold at some stage, he will not be leaving midway through the season.
‘The conversation was good. We all know that Leon will eventually leave,’ Boldt told Bild.
‘But we have made it clear that a winter transfer is out of the question. He also knows that he has our backing.’
Who could Bailey sign for when he leaves Leverkusen?
The lad is talented enough to force his way into any of the trio’s squads in the coming seasons, but with Chelsea already having a number of top-class midfielders to chose from, it would be much more likely that Bailey signs for either Liverpool or Arsenal.
Both are in need of another out-and-out winger that brings both goals and assists, and both are looking for a long-term investment, which the 21-year old would be.
But having spent so much money in the summer transfer window, the hierarchy will have to be convinced that a £100 million deal for Bailey would benefit the club immediately, as well as in the long-run.