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Tottenham target Leon Bailey enjoys frightening display for Bayer Leverkusen

This season has been a superb one for Tottenham so far. Jose Mourinho has done wonders with this team but he has two chief suspects to thank.

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have very quickly established themselves as one of the most feared duos on the planet and have contributed to over 75% of Spurs’ goals this season.

The fact that Tottenham could strengthen in January, therefore, is a frightening prospect.

Whether it be in defence where Milan Skriniar continues to be linked or in attack where Diego Costa has become an option, broadening their title credentials will be of utmost importance this month.

One player they could sign is Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey. The winger has been touted with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks and has just switched his agent to the same individual who deals with Ryan Sessegnon.

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Whether that serves as an omen remains to be seen but it’s promising he now has direct ties with Spurs.

Capable of playing on either wing, he’d be a fabulous support act for both Son and Kane, especially when you consider what he’s capable of.

Described as an “exceptional” player, one with “very rare” qualities according to Ronald de Boer, he possesses abilities that can frighten the life out of defenders.

His most recent performance for Leverkusen serves as a wonderful example of what he can do. As his team were defeated by Eintracht Frankfurt, Bailey was one of a few bright sparks for the visitors.

The 23-year-old was a real live wire and managed to perform a whopping seven successful dribbles. For context, Son’s highest tally in a single game this season has been just two.

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Furthermore, Bailey was strong in one-on-one duels, prevailing with ten of the 14 he contested throughout his time on the pitch. A pass success rate of 77% proves he needs to be a little more careful in possession but he did his best to try and win the game.

The Frankfurt defence couldn’t live with him, bringing the Jamaican down for a foul on three separate occasions.

Valued at £26.5m, this is surely a move that Spurs can afford. Daniel Levy must pursue a deal in the coming weeks.

AND in other news, Spurs beast dubbed “embarrassing” was Jose’s true hero on Saturday…

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