Aston Villa have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey.
The 23-year-old seriously impressed last season, registering 15 goals and 11 assists in all competitions. A tricky wide forward who is lethal in front of goal, he has been linked with a host of top European clubs over the past years.
Somewhat surprisingly Villa are the ones to get a deal over the line with the club confirming an agreement has been reached via an official statement.
“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,” it read.
Bailey’s arrival will naturally do little to quell speculation around captain Jack Grealish’s future. The England international is subject of interest from Manchester City who recently submitted a Premier League record bid for his services.
More to follow.