Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey is keen on a move to the Premier League this summer, with both Tottenham and Everton being linked with a move for the Jamaican.
The 23-year-old has been on the radar of a number of Europe’s top clubs following his impressive form in the Bundesliga in recent seasons, as well as with his former club Genk – where he began his senior career.
The pacey wideman has spent the past four seasons in Germany, scoring 19 league goals as part of an exciting attacking line-up including recent Chelsea addition Kai Havertz.
Having aided Leverkusen in securing a fifth-placed finish last term, Bailey could be set to follow his German ex-teammate to England, Sky Sports reporting that the player is keen to make a switch during the current window.
The report suggests that the forward is attracting interest from both Spurs and Everton, although the German side’s £40m asking price will need to be lowered for either side to make their interest more concrete.
The Jamaican international would no doubt add some real quality in attack to both club’s, with Jose Mourinho’s squad, in particular, looking in dire need of some attacking reinforcement following their limp defeat to the Toffees on Sunday.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side clinched a 1-0 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and will be hoping to come out on top in the battle for Bailey, the Everton squad also appearing to lack quality in wide areas.
The Merseyside club have already made some impressive acquisitions this summer, bringing in the midfield trio of Allan, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure, while Spurs have also made their own shrewd additions in the form of Pierre Emile Hojbgerg and Matt Doherty – as well as former England number one, Joe Hart.