Manchester United are weighing up a potential £40m offer for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, according to the Daily Mail. The Bundesliga star has been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal over the past year but it seems the Red Devils are the latest club to join the race for his signature.
The financial impact of the global health crisis is causing clubs to reconsider their summer recruitment plans, and it is now felt that the Jamaican could be a more cost-effective solution than either Jadon Sancho or Jack Grealish.
Borussia Dortmund are said to be demanding £115m for Sancho while Grealish may only be sold by Aston Villa for £75m. With Bailey costing substantially less, United are now seriously considering switching targets.
At 22 years of age, the winger would fit the age profile that the Manchester club are looking for, while his speed makes him a good fit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s style of play.
However, the one big problem is that Bailey does prefer to play as a traditional winger on the left, while United are keen to strengthen on the right flank.