Aston Villa has reached an settlement with Bayer Leverkusen to signal Jamaica striker Leon Bailey.
The transfer is topic to Bailey finishing a medical examination and agreeing on private phrases with Villa.
Villa introduced the information Saturday in a press release, which stated: “Aston Villa and Bayer Leverkusen have reached an settlement for the switch of Leon Bailey topic to the participant finishing a medical examination and finalizing private phrases.”
Bailey had been provided to Premier League golf equipment this summer season after Leverkusen did not qualify for the Champions League.
A number of of England’s high golf equipment, together with Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Liverpool, have been following the Jamaica worldwide final summer season however have been delay by the £ 40 million price ticket.
Aston Villa and Bayer Leverkusen have reached an settlement for the switch of Leon Bailey topic to the participant finishing a medical examination and finalizing private phrases.
– Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 31, 2021
Bailey was beforehand eligible to play for England as a consequence of two of his grandparents holding British passports and he was being monitored by Gareth Southgate earlier than opting to signify his native Jamaica.
The announcement of Bailey’s imminent arrival follows information that Villa will settle for Manchester Metropolis’s £ 100 million supply for captain Jack Grealish.
Whereas Villa has but to formally reply to town’s supply, which was made on Friday, it’s understood that they’re now prepared to permit their captain to depart.
It signifies that Grealish now has to determine if he desires to maneuver to the Etihad Stadium in what can be the largest switch within the historical past of English soccer.
The earlier file is held by Paul Pogba, who rejoined Manchester United for £ 89 million from Juventus in 2016.
Though they’re now prepared to simply accept Metropolis’s supply, Villa provided Grealish a brand new and improved contract earlier this summer season, regardless that he solely signed a five-year contract final September.
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