Aston Villa have agreed a deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, subject to a medical and finalising personal terms.
The 23-year-old Jamaica international has scored 28 goals in 119 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen.
Done deal. Aston Villa and Bayer Leverkusen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Leon Bailey! 🔴 #AVFC #Bayer04— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 31, 2021
“The agreement is subject to the player completing a medical and finalising personal terms”, official statement announces.
Bailey would become Villa’s third signing of the summer after the arrival of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City and Ashley Young from Inter Milan.
Villa captain Jack Grealish is a £100m target for Manchester City.
Leon Bailey for Bayer Leverkusen since the start of the 2016/17 season:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 31, 2021
◎ 119 games
◎ 28 goals
◎ 18 assists
◎ 227 take-ons completed
◎ 178 chances created
Aston Villa are signing a gem. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/nvPS5uNuVu
Talks advanced quickly for Bailey who had previously been valued at £60m amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. He is due to become a Villa player this week pending a medical on Sunday.
An offer of £25million for England international Ward-Prowse was rejected last week but they remain undeterred and will make another concerted effort to sign the 26-year-old in the coming days.
Villa also want Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell.