Aston Villa look set to proceed their large summer time spending with a transfer for Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey, talkSPORT understands.
The Jamaican, 23, bagged 15 targets and eight assists for the German facet final season, additional establishing himself as one of many Bundesliga’s brightest forwards.
After the arrival of winger Emi Buendia from Norwich in a deal which might attain £40million, Bailey is more likely to value between £25m and £30m.
Bailey predominantly options on the fitting, however is succesful throughout each place in a entrance three.
The curiosity comes after Villa made two unsuccessful bids for Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe – and the Villains are clearly eager to spend large up prime this summer time.
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That could possibly be as a result of uncertainty surrounding star participant Jack Grealish.
Premier League champions Manchester City are determined to signal the 25-year-old England star, who was one of many Premier League’s standout performers final season.
Whereas Grealish just lately signed a brand new long-term contract, Villa could battle to maintain him if City cough up the £100m asking value.
And with £70m already budgeted on new forwards, there’s a likelihood Villa are getting ready for all times after Grealish.
Nonetheless, the membership’s house owners – Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens – are among the many richest within the top-flight – and it’s also potential they’re investing right into a future with Grealish on the coronary heart of it.