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Manchester City target Leon Bailey as a replacement for Leroy Sane

Published on: 25 May 2020

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey is emerging as a target for Manchester City should Leroy Sane leave.

Winger Sane could leave the Etihad Stadium for a return Germany ahead of next season, with Bayern Munich expected to be his destination.

City have watched Bailey significantly over the past couple of seasons - but the uncertainty regarding Sane could see the club cement their interest.

Bailey would be viewed as a like-for-like replacement for Sane, with the Jamaica international comfortable on either flank.

The 22-year-old is naturally left-footed, but is comfortable with both feet.

Pep Guardiola prefers his wingers to be adaptable enough to play on both flanks, much like Raheem Sterling does on a regular basis, a role Bailey will be comfortable with.

Arsenal are also known admirers of Bailey, but City’s financial firepower means a move to Manchester appears significantly more likely given the player’s £40million valuation.

Bailey has scored seven goals for Leverkusen so far this season.


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