Liverpool are likely to bring in some attacking reinforcements in the next few months. The Reds have stormed to a 25 point lead at the top of the Premier League but must prepare for a heart response from the rest of the division next season. According to The Express, Bayer Leverkusen would rather sell Leon Bailey to Liverpool than Bayern Munich.
The Reds have been linked with Bailey for a while now and it is easy to see why.
The winger matches the description of a Jürgen Klopp player perfectly: he is lightning quick, full of running and technically gifted.
This season he has five goals and an assist in seven starts and seven substitute appearances in the German Bundesliga.
His lack of game time this season is down to injury, Transfermarkt have him down as missing eight games due to spells on the treatment table this campaign.
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According to The Express, Bayer Leverkusen are bracing themselves for bids and would rather sell Leon Bailey to an interested Premier League side such as Liverpool or Arsenal than hand him over the Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
What RTK has to say
Well this is a bonus if we are in fact after the winger.
Bayern do historically have first refusal on the German Bundesliga’s top talents, hearing that they won’t in this instance is a boost to any other side’s chances.
Whether or not The Reds are interested in Bailey is up for debate, his injury record could put the club off, particularly given that The Express has mooted a fee of around £85m.
We are unlikely to spend a club record amount on a player we can’t rely on staying fit.