Leon Bailey Sets Target of Playing for a Top English Club

The 21-year-old winger sees the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City as the top destinations in the game. Having been heavily with a move to Liverpool as well as a handful of Europe’s other top clubs in the summer of 2016, Leon Bailey’s move from KRC Genk to Bayer Leverkusen in January of 2017 caught many by surprise.
The then 19-year-old was one of the brightest names in European football and was being courted by some of the game’s biggest. Or at least that had been the story. Bailey says it was all true—but that he knew he needed playing time.
“Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool,” he told FourFourTwo this week. “A lot of clubs were interested. But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly.
“Once y...

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