Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Spurs transfer target Leon Bailey can become their next Ricky Villa

Tottenham Hotspur have a wealth of riches when it comes to their wing department, at least on paper.

You’ve got the undroppable Heung-min Son on one flank and then a contentious spot on the other with neither Steven Bergwijn, Gareth Bale or Lucas Moura being able to cement their name down as the regular option.

And emerging reports this week have suggested that the latter by no means has a certain future in north London.

According to Eurosport’s Dean Jones, Spurs could be willing to listen to offers for the £22.5m-rated Brazilian this transfer window in order to fund other areas of the squad.

Only this week, following their Carabao Cup semi-final triumph, the former PSG man has come under fire as former Lilywhites midfielder Jamie O’Hara claimed he “drifts in and out of games” and “shows no cutting edge.”

Indeed, Moura has only delivered one goal in 13 appearances in the Premier League this season, so perhaps it is time to move him on.

Would Leon Bailey be an upgrade to Lucas Moura at Spurs?

Yes, 100%

Yes, 100%

No way!

No way!

Bergwijn’s record is even more appalling having not scored in the top-flight since June. Even Bale’s persistent injury problems are becoming a cause for concern.

A new winger could even be on the agenda in the near future, and there’s only one name that Jose Mourinho should be considering – Leon Bailey.

Last month, the Daily Mail reported that Spurs had sent scouts to watch him in their Europa League clash against Slavia Prague and if that’s the case, they’d have seen him score two goals from three shots and complete seven dribbles in just 45 minutes of action, per WhoScored.

They also claim the Bundesliga outfit value him at £36m.

And ahead of the January transfer window, the Jamaican speed demon has joined a new UK-based agency, which according to the Daily Mail has put Premier League teams on alert.

Spurs must ensure they are at the front of the queue in any likely transfer tussle.

1 of 20

Who scored the first goal for Spurs in 2020?

The 23-year-old sensation has scored nine goals and provided seven assists in just 19 appearances this term and has previously been lauded as a “very rare” talent with “no weak points.”

Last time Spurs had a diamond in the rough was arguably over 30 years ago when Argentian enigma Ricky Villa joined the club. That sort of foreign influx was ever so rare to see back then, yet that didn’t stop him from becoming a hit in N17.

Bailey can bring a similar level of excitement to Spurs and he may well be the perfect option to complement the free-scoring duo of Son and Harry Kane.

Mourinho bye-bye to Moura if Daniel Levy can sanction this swoop.

AND in other news, Levy must offload shocking £36m-rated “weak link” as enough is enough…

Article title: Spurs transfer target Leon Bailey can become their next Ricky Villa

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: