Rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Leon Bailey is ‘ready’ to move away from Bayer Leverkusen, according to his adoptive father Craig Butler.
Bailey, scored five goals and added three assists in 22 matches last season, is said to be valued at £40million by the Bundesliga outfit (Sport1), yet Sky Sports claim an offer of between £20million and £25million could prove to be enough.
Tottenham and fellow Premier League side Everton are both said to have caught the attention of the Jamaican international this summer with the player reported to be keen t ply his trade in the English top flight.
Butler had worked as the 23-year-old’s agent up until recently and have since hired the services of Aidy Ward, who oversaw Raheem Sterling’s switch from Liverpool to Manchester City (Football.London).
Bailey has fallen behind Moussa Diaby in Peter Bosz’s plans and only managed to play the last 22 minutes and 31 minutes respectively of Leverkusen’s recent Europa League matches against Glasgow Rangers and Inter Milan.
Butler has admitted that they plan to speak to Leverkusen while admitting it is time to revaluate the winger’s future.
He told the Jamaica Star: “The time (for a move) is always right whenever there is a good offer. He (Bailey) has been at Leverkusen for two and a half years. We will speak with Leverkusen and see where they are at, but it’s time to look at what is out there,”
“We need to speak with the (interested) clubs and see the packages they are offering. So we are weighing everything, but we have to look at what is there, we cannot ignore it.
“We have interest and communications going on in Italy and England. Leon and I are contemplating our options.
“Leverkusen are open to good business, so if a move makes good business for Leverkusen, Leon and myself, then it will work well for everybody. So if the funding is there and the terms are correct, then he will move.”
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