Almost every member of the Premier League’s top six club’s have been heavily linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s star attacker Leon Bailey in recent months, and it has now been revealed that Gareth Southgate is considering calling him up to be part of England’s World Cup squad for this summers tournament in Russia.
The 20-year-old has been in sensational form in the Bundesliga this season, netting nine goals and providing five assists in just 20 appearances.
Bailey is renowned for his blistering pace, dribbling and finishing ability. Despite being born in Jamaica and having already represented his country of birth at U23 level, the FA are aware that he qualifies to play for England as both of his grandfathers hold British passports.
The pacey winger also qualifies to play for Belgium and Malta, however according to reports in The Mirror he would find it hard to turn down the chance to join up with Gareth Southgate’s squad.
If Bailey is called up for England duty having never played or lived in the country before, it will surely cause controversy amongst those who constantly complain about a lack of chances for young homegrown English players.