Arsenal have already been exceptionally busy in the summer transfer window thus far, adding a series of new names to their ranks as they prepare to challenge for a place in the top four once again. Whilst it’s a little sad to consider that an achievement in comparison to years gone by when they were contending for the title, new manager Unai Emery feels like the right guy to lead them back to that point.
According to the Metro, Arsenal are set to compete with a host of rival Premier League clubs to sign Bayer Leverkusen starlet Leon Bailey this summer. The 20-year-old is also reported to be of interest to Chelsea and Manchester United.
However, the Premier League trio are not the only ones interested in the highly-rated winger. Reports from German suggest that Bayer has already turned down a £52million off from Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, telling the Bavarian giants that they want £88million for the Jamaican-born star.
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.
North London club Arsenal are said to be leading the chase for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Leon Bailey, according to reports from Mirror.
The host of Premier League top clubs which includes Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are thought to be highly keen on the highly rated forward with Arsenal reportedly emerging as frontrunners in the race for the talented 20-year-old.
Gunners will attempt to persuade the Jamaica international to move to London in January as they look to strengthen their squad and secure a replacement for wantaway star Alexis Sanchez, who could be on the move during winter.