Tottenham Hotspur have a wealth of riches in attack but they could bolster that even more with a swoop for a player Jose Mourinho is thought to be a big fan of…
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Spurs could make a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey with the Italian journalist calling it a “possibility” this summer.
Speaking to the Last Word On Spurs podcast, he said:
“Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen is a player Jose Mourinho likes so much and Tottenham board are following, so I’ll keep his name as a possibility. The real problem for Tottenham is that Bayer Leverkusen don’t need money at the moment because they have sold Kai Havertz to Chelsea and [Kevin] Volland to Monaco.
“So if you want to take Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen you have to pay, and they will accept a bid of around €50m to €60m (£45m to £54m). The player is appreciated by Mourinho and by the board, so I’ll say he is a possibility, but we need to wait to see the right name if Tottenham will decide to go for a winger.”
Spurs already have the likes of Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Erik Lamela and Ryan Sessegnon so it can be argued that it would be a waste of money at in excess of £44.5m but it really would hand Mourinho one of the scariest looking attacks in the Premier League.
Bailey only featured in 22 Bundesliga matches last term, though he still managed to deliver five goals and three assists, averaging 1.6 dribbles and 1,3 shots per game, via WhoScored.
His electrifying pace and ability to cut inside and unleash a wand of a left foot has seen the 23-year-old draw comparisons to Arjen Robben, who Mourinho once signed for Chelsea.
Ronald de Boer has previously described Bailey as “exceptional,” adding: “He’s so fast it’s not normal. His speed, combined with his technique, is very rare.”
Just imagine what he could do alongside Harry Kane and Son in attack for Spurs.
The explosive winger would be a luxury in north London, but if Daniel Levy has the wriggle-room to do it, then he should absolutely hand Mourinho his man.
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