Manchester United have long been linked with Jadon Sancho but his huge price tag may force them to search for an alternative with Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey a possible transfer option
Man United are considering a summer swoop for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey.
Bailey has been playing a crucial role for the Bundesliga side who are in looking for a Champions League spot.
Man United are looking to bring in new signs for attacking positions and have been heavily linked with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.
Borussia Dortmund Winger is likely to cost at least £100m as Borussia Dortmund look to maximise their earnings while Bailey will set them back around £40m.
The Red Devils are set to come out of the coronavirus pandemic in a far stronger position than most, but are still cautious of spending huge cash in the transfer window given the current financial climate.
A move for Sancho would need United to break their current transfer record which stands at £89m.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has several positions he wants to strengthen and adding more than one player may prove more beneficial than recruiting just one star name.
Bailey can play in a variety of attacking roles which makes him an attractive prospect.
This term he has scored seven goals for a Leverkusen side that could yet meet United in the Europa League.
Leon Bailey signed for Bayer Leverkusen in the year 2017 and has made 100 appearances for the club.
Solskjaer has made a very mindful decision to add young talent to his United squad.
Man United has their eyes focused on signing players since most of the recent signings have not proved their worth in the club,
The recent arrival of Bruno Fernandes has proved to be a masterstroke with the Portuguese star receiving rave reviews on and off the pitch.
Having originially targeted homegrown talent Solskjaer has now seen the benefits of considering talent on the continent, of which Bailey is one.