Aston Villa will be confident about signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey this summer, journalist Luke Hatfield has told Football FanCast.
Improving Villa’s attack has been a priority for manager Dean Smith in this transfer window, with the former Brentford boss signing Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City before making an unsuccessful move for Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe.
And now, with the Smith Rowe saga over, the Villa boss has moved on to Bailey as he looks to bolster his offensive options further.
For Hatfield, it is a deal he feels Villa will be confident about getting done. On the club’s pursuit of the player, the Express & Star journalist said:
“Villa will be very confident in themselves with any bid that they go in with. I don’t think there’s any bid that they put down where they think, ‘We’re not going to get this player.’
“I imagine they’re very confident with the bid which they’re going to try and put in. I don’t know whether they’ve put in a bid already, there’s some reports saying they have, some reports saying they’re considering one.
“But he’s clearly a player they like and they’ll be confident in trying to bring him to Villa Park.”
Villa fans will surely be delighted to hear the above because Bailey is a quality player and showed as much last season.
The Jamaica international had a very productive campaign, coming up with close to 30 goal contributions in all competitions for Leverkusen.