Everton target Leon Bailey would be a terrific signing for Aston Villa

Aston Villa have joined the race to sign Leon Bailey from Bayern Leverkusen this summer.

According to reports from the Daily Mail, Villa are heavily interested in signing the 23-year-old winger.

Bailey is seen as one of the most exciting young attacking talents in Bundesliga, and he would be a cracking signing for Dean Smith’s side.

However, Villa could face competition from Premier League rivals, Everton.

The Athletic recently claimed that Bailey features on the Toffees’ shortlist this summer.

The Jamaican international bagged 14 goals and 10 assists in 38 appearances last term and has everything it takes to light Villa Park up.

Villa have already signed Emiliano Buendia this summer from Norwich City, but Smith is still looking to sign another creative attacking midfielder or winger to his squad.

While there have been talks of Manchester City luring Jack Grealish away from the club, the club insist that their star player won’t be sold. It would take a massive £100 million to take Grealish away from Villa Park.

The club are planning to build a strong squad around him, and Bailey would be a massive addition. Villa are also keen to sign Todd Cantwell, but Bailey would be a statement signing.

It has been claimed that it would take around £25-30 million to sign Bailey, and Villa should move ahead of Everton to sign him.

Incidentally, both Villa and Everton are also fighting for Burnley’s Dwight McNeil this summer as well.

Bailey has proven himself in the Bundesliga, and he would grab the opportunity to express his talent in the Premier League should an offer come his way.

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