Manchester United target Leon Bailey instead of Jadon Sancho


Manchester United target Leon Bailey instead of Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have shifted their interests to Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey, after they refused to pay more than €50 million for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.


Dortmund have valued Sancho way above the €50 million mark, and as a result it seems like United's chances of signing the Englishman are little to none.


Instead of Sancho, United are reportedly also targeting Manchester City's Leroy Sane, and the Leverkusen's Bailey.


However, Sane is most likely moving to Bayern Munich, with a bid of around €50 million being accepted by City.


As a result, Bailey is now United's top transfer target, and being valued at around €44 million, he fits right into United's transfer budget for this transfer window.


Bailey has had quite a troubled season for Leverkusen, being hampered by injuries and getting two red cards that forced him to miss five games in the space of two months.


However, when he played he was often very influential, despite his numbers tallying up to just seven goals and three assists in 30 games in all competitions.


The Jamaican managed 1.5 dribbles per game, as well as 1.1 shots per game in all competitions this season, in a season where he has largely been deployed as a substitute, coming off the bench on ten occasions in the Bundesliga, starting just 12 games.


Bailey would be a good addition to United's front line, especially since he would fit the club's attacking approach, having blistering pace going forward.