Following on from all the speculation linking Aston Villa with having an interest in Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, a short time after our Bristol City friendly came to an end, the club confirmed that we now have an agreement in place.
Aston Villa and Bayer Leverkusen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Leon Bailey subject to the player completing a medical and finalising personal terms.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 31, 2021
The 23-year-old Jamaican international operates on both wings but in the 2020/21 campaign, Leverkusen mostly played him as a forward right and he scored nine goals, and created eight assists, in his 30 Bundesliga matches.
The original speculation suggested we would pay a fee of around £30million for his services, but as is usual these days, that hasn’t been confirmed by Villa.
Vital Villa’s Leon Bailey Forum Thread
The deal now just needs him to complete his medical and then finalise personal terms and we’ll get the first photos of him in our new shirt. Given recent deals, we can fully expect this one to be a four or five year deal and I imagine within 48 hours this one will be official and everyone can say welcome to the club.
Inject Leon Bailey in my veins 💉 pic.twitter.com/qSIISY7fVd
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) July 26, 2021
It seems fans are happy with this one and you can see why from those clips above, but given all the guff surrounding Jack Grealish and Manchester City, fans will be asking if he’s the replacement?
Is Bailey Jack's Replacement?
Sadly Yes, It's Inevitable
Jack's Going Nowhere
OH MY GODDDSS
— catrin (@catrinedwards18) July 31, 2021
— Archie Davies (@adaviesavfc) July 31, 2021
— Josh 🏴🦁 (@joshkentx) July 31, 2021
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) July 31, 2021
Where did this come from 😂😂😂
— Ben (@benharris42) July 31, 2021
OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG
— Comboed (@ComboedOW) July 31, 2021
GOOD NEWS FINALLY 🤩🤩
— jc🇲🇽 (@AVFCjc) July 31, 2021
Up The Villa, Welcome Bailey😍😍😍😍
— Sean🥶 (@SeannY200) July 31, 2021
Superb news #UTFV
— Carpy Villan™️ (@PeteVillan1981) July 31, 2021