Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey will “eventually” leave, according to sporting director Jonas Boldt, but a move in January is “out of the question.”
With Liverpool not exactly scoring bucket loads of goal currently, many fans and pundits are questioning what Jurgen Klopp’s plan is to ensure that his team rekindles the attacking form which saw the Reds rip Europe apart last season.
While a newfound defensive solidity has seen the Merseyside outfit make its best start to a Premier League campaign, points will inevitably be dropped over the course of the season if the Reds forward line can’t refind their insane form from last season.
One thing is certain: Leon Bailey will not be part of any winter transfer rescue team as he and his sporting director have put the breaks on speculation over a January switch.
“The conversation was good. We all know that Leon will eventually leave,” Boldt told Bild.
“But we have made it clear that a winter transfer is out of the question. He also knows that he has our backing.”
Meanwhile Bailed told FourFourTwo: “Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,” the Jamaican told FourFourTwo.
“But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly. Because once you get there, where do you go next?
“I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen. They are a tremendous club with so much history. A lot of good players have come from there; they can get into the Champions League and are always doing well.
“My focus isn’t really on moving anywhere yet. I’m just about what’s happening right now rather than what could happen in the future. I’m still learning.”