Agent confirms interest from Tottenham and Everton


Agent confirms interest from Tottenham and Everton

According to reports, the rumours linking Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Everton with a potential move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey are true, as Bailey's own agent confirmed the interest.


Bailey's agent, Craig Butlet, who also happens to be his adopted father, confirmed the rumours, and told the Jamaica Observer that "sometimes we must time our runs and make the right choices at the right time".


The 23-year-old winger is a target fro both Spurs and Everton, who are looking to add to their sides as they both seek to improve on their 6th and 12th finishes last season respectively.


Butler described Bailey as a powerful player that has unbridled potential, skill, speed, determination and creativity, and he added that Leverkusen should be giving him more game-time, especially after he was completely left out of the squad for the 0-0 draw against Wolfsburg.


Butler stated that "Leon Bailey whilst playing half the amount of games due to injuries, et cetera, has amassed the same number of points as the other two wingers and he deserves the opportunity to either be given the chance to lead Bayer Leverkusen to a real fight for the championship of the Bundesliga or the opportunity to move on."


With Spurs signing Gareth Bale on loan, they are more than stocked up on wingers, also having Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn all ready to start, along with Ryan Sessegnon who is capable of playing on the wings, and so Everton are the favourites to sign the Jamaican.


Bailey signed for Leverkusen in 2017 from Belgian club Genk for €20 million, and throughout his time at the club, he has managed 19 goals and 12 assists in 89 appearances in the Bundesliga, even though he has constantly fought with injuries and struggled to keep his place in the team.


The Jamaican currently has a valuation of around €29 million, and could prove to be an astute signing for a revived Everton side, with Carlo Ancelotti seeking to add to his squad and replace the deadwood with some real quality.