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01.08.2021 Football Transfers

Aston Villa agree deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey

By BBC
Aston Villa agree deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey
LISTEN AUG 1, 2021

Aston Villa announced on Saturday they had agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Leon Bailey as England's Jack Grealish has reportedly been the subject of an offer from Manchester City.

According to British media, City have bid a record £100 million ($139 million) for Villa's 25-year-old captain.

Jamaica attacker Bailey, 23, could be seen as a direct playmaking replacement for Grealish.

"Aston Villa and Bayer Leverkusen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Leon Bailey subject to the player completing a medical and finalising personal terms," Villa said in a statement.

Bailey has scored 28 goals in 119 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen.

Villa start their Premier League season at Watford on August 14.

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