Tottenham learn asking price for Bailey

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have been told that they will have to come up with £60m in order to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacker Leon Bailey in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Speculation surrounding the future of Bailey continues to gather pace, with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all said to be interested in the Jamaica international.

Indeed, it is not a surprise that there are so many clubs being linked with Bailey when considering his development over the last 12 months.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring the 20-year-old to White Hart Lane this summer, but the Premier League club have learned that they will have to come up with £60m in order to open talks with the attacker.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy notoriously drives a hard bargain, but it seems that Leverkusen are not prepared to drop their asking price for a player who could become a world superstar.

How did Bailey perform last season?

Very well, very well indeed. The attacker managed 12 goals and six assists in 34 appearances for Leverkusen, while a record of nine goals in 30 Bundesliga appearances is very impressive.

Bailey will not turn 21 until August, but he has already demonstrated that he is more than capable of making a difference at the highest level.

The attacker scored 15 times and registered 21 assists in 77 appearances for Genk before making the move to Leverkusen, and the German outfit will find it difficult to keep him on a long-term basis.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham will have to bid £60m for Bailey this summer, and the Premier League outfit should make their move as his price will only rise next summer.

Levy will not exactly be comfortable shelling out that amount of money on one player, but there is absolutely no question that the Jamaican would be a solid investment for the future.