North London giants Arsenal are keen to make a proper statement after seeing first-team star Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester United.
The Gunners got Henrikh Mkhitaryan in return with Armenian expected to become a valuable signing and a quality addition to the squad. Mkhitaryan suffered from lack of regular playing time at Old Trafford but his overall talent and quality were never questioned.
To make things even better, Arsenal are currently negotiating a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. His possible departure is currently dominating the media space in both Germany and England so it comes as little surprise to see Leon Bailey’s link go slightly below the radar.
Jamaica international winger is currently excelling at Bayer Leverkusen and gaining plenty of interest due to his stellar performances for the Bundesliga high-flying side.
Bailey joined Bayer Leverkusen last year and was met with scepticism and doubt but the winger succeeded is defending his stock and raising it to a higher level thanks to nine goals, five assists and a number of impressive appearances this season.
The 20-year-old’s Man-of-the-Match performance against Hoffenheim last weekend was the highlight of his season thus far with Baily scoring a sensational backheel goal along the way.
German media outlet Kicker this week claims that a number of clubs have been alarmed by Bailey’s emergence but only names Arsenal who are reportedly preparing a summer move for the Bayern Leverkusen talent.
Bayern Leverkusen are keen to hold on to their standout performer for as long as possible and are hoping that the Champions League football would help them strengthen their own position in a potential showdown with suitors.
Bailey has no release clause in his contract with Bayer Leverkusen which runs out in 2022 and Bundesliga club are well aware of the upper hand they would have in any possible negotiations.