Everton reportedly interested in Leon Bailey

Sam Preston September 15, 2020
Everton reportedly interested in Leon Bailey
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Everton are chasing Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, according to Sky Sports.

They report that the rapid wideman wants a move to the Premier League this summer.

Tottenham are apparently also keen but won’t match the £40 million asking price from the Bundesliga side.

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Interestingly, that fee is £15 million less than the £55 million the report says Bayern Munich were willing to sign Bailey for in 2018.

That move fell through and now Everton are apparently interested in adding more pace to their ranks.

The likes of Bernard and Theo Walcott have seemingly dropped down the pecking order, and Bailey would be a more exciting option than both.

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Signing Bailey would mean Everton have essentially signed an entirely new midfield four this summer.

Their new-look side produced arguably the Premier League performance of the weekend to beat Spurs away from home on Sunday.

Now they could strike another blow by beating them in the transfer market over Bailey.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.