As reported by Football.London, Tottenham have been handed a boost in pursuit of Leon Bailey. The Bayer Leverkusen star has reportedly teamed up with his dad’s Phoenix Sports Management company that also represents stars like Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Reece James and Michail Antonio. It could boost his chances of joining the Premier League, with Spurs, in particular, on red alert.
Leon Bailey: A Rising Star In The Bundesliga
A former member of the KRC Genk side, Leon Bailey initially made his breakthrough in the Bundesliga during the 2017/18 campaign. Unfortunately, his progress at Bayer Leverkusen stifled for the next few years, due to lack of consistency.
However, the Jamaican international has now revived himself under Peter Bosz this season. In fact, he has looked a completely different player, having formed a deadly offensive duo alongside Moussa Diaby that has fired Leverkusen into the Bundesliga title challenge this season, with Die Werkself only trailing league leaders Bayern Munich by two points.
In just 12 matches, Bailey has been involved in nine goals – becoming one of the best performing wingers in the league so far. The 23-year-old has also vastly improved his overall game, especially regarding his decision-making in the final third. And it has been quite evident in his performances in the ongoing campaign.
Why Jose Should Sign Bailey In January?
Tottenham Hotspur have shown a lot of promise under Jose Mourinho this season. They are a strong contender to finish in the top four and could even return to the title race with a win in their next game.
However, the critics suggest that the Lilywhites have appeared far too over-reliant on Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min’s services. The offensive duo has been in remarkable form this season, but their recent dip in productivity has seen Spurs go winless in their last four league matches.
Although Mourinho has many attacking options at his disposal, Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and Gareth Bale have all failed to deliver so far. In particular, the latter has struggled with injuries and lack of fitness since joining from Real Madrid, so the north London giants could definitely welcome the arrival of a new winger in January.
That is where Bailey could come into the fray. The Leverkusen winger could provide the pace and the productivity Tottenham currently needs, to revitalise their offensive unit. And unlike Bale, the Jamaican international offers prospects for the future and can also provide better support to Kane and Son, thus making him a viable target for the Lilywhites.