The imminent departure of Leroy Sane, who might be heading to Bayern Munich, made Spaniard coach Pep Guardiola stay alert in the market in order to look for a replacement for Manchester City. Curiously, his favorite target also comes from the German Bundesliga, as reports say Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey could be on his way to Man City.
The 22-year-old Jamaican striker has been one of the highlights of the Bayer team this season, having scored seven goals and given three assists. Such performance has aroused the interest of other teams, especially from the Premier League.
Alongside Manchester City, Chelsea and also Manchester United have been watching the player and might consider placing a bid on him in the near future. However, it seems like Guardiola has a preference from Bailey’s part.
Reports coming from Germany claim that Guardiola himself contacted the Leverkusen player on the phone, as he got really excited with the idea of being able to work with the Spanish coach.
The Germans expect to get at least 40 million pounds for the Jamaica international striker.
But surely, money is not a problem for Manchester City, who disposes of one of the biggest bank accounts in the Football world. In addition, they should also use the money from the sale of Sane to Bayern Munich to sign the Jamaican.
The Cityzens expect to receive around 60 million euros for the Germany international in the Bayern Munich deal.
Leon Bailey is a great name to compose the Man City squad. However, I cannot see him as a starter into Pep Guardiola’s system. The likes of Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, and even Sane himself aren’t absolute started under Guardiola, so there’s no way that the Jamaican will be, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t play, as Guardiola is known for rotating the squad as the season goes on.