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Tottenham lead race for Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey who is keen on a Premiership move

Reports emanating from Germany have suggested that the Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspurs are at the front of the queue for Bayer Leverkusen winger, Leon Bailey.

Spurs had begun their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 loss at home against Everton and the coach Jose Mourinho is not satisfied with his team’s performance. The Portuguese tactician described the performance as “lazy”.

Bailey, who might begin the Bundesliga this season with Leverkusen is valued around £40m. It was also gathered that the Bundesliga winger has his heart set on a switch to England. This men’s that he is keen on a move to the Premier League.

Leon Bailey behind a freekick for Bayern Leverkusen

Since the transfer window is still open, and there is plenty of time to sign further additions, Tottenham could be involved in some deals after signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, and Joe Hart in the present summer window.

Although Mourinho had said he would sign a striker, he might shift his attention to the wing since Harry Kane is back in the squad and Son Heung-Min can act as a backup.

Tottenham wants ‘dependable’ Leon Bailey

Sky Sports reports that Tottenham is interested in bringing Bayer Leverkusen winger Bailey to the Premier League.

Bailey, who is a 23-year-old Jamaican international has been a dependable and capable performer in the Bundesliga. Since he desired a moved to England, he might move to the North London club.

It was also reported that Bailey wishes to make the switch in the current window, having previously been linked with Leeds United.

However, his £40m price tag is likely to be slightly out of Spurs’ ideal range, but Spurs have continued to watch the star. They could continue to act on their interest if Leverkusen is willing to lower their demands.

He is also linked to Everton. Bailey scored seven goals in 33 appearances last season.

Spurs still want a striker

As stated earlier, Tottenham is reportedly interested in signing a striker. The player could be Southampton striker Danny Ings.

According to Football London, Spurs have a ‘long-standing’ interest in the forward, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his attack.

However, their transfer could be affected by their limited budget. This can therefore arm their chances of doing a deal.

Ings was the third-highest goalscorer last season behind Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, scoring 22 goals. He would be more of a partner for Harry Kane than a back-up.

In case he joins Spurs, Mourinho would likely change his system, although his current one is hardly providing a flood of goals.

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