Leon Bailey is among the wingers with the highest market value in the Bundesliga and scored five times last season and in addition, provided two assists in 29 appearances in the first German division. The Jamaican joined Leverkusen in January 2017 from Genk and played since then 84 times for them.
During this summer transfer window, many media houses reported that Bayern Munich wanted to sign him as an alternative for Manchester City’s injured Leroy Sané. However, the Bavarians instead bought the 30-year-old Ivan Perišić and Philippe Coutinho, but just the fact that the current champions of the Bundesliga had Bailey on their list shows what an incredible talent the young winger is.
This tactical analysis in the form of a scout report will examine Bailey’s abilities and show the reasons why his market value is currently £36 million.
Positioning and movements
Bailey’s coach at Leverkusen Peter Bosz prefers as formation a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 and the Jamaican usually plays as the left-winger. In some situations, he and the second winger on the right side change positions but most of the time Bailey is positioned on the left-wing.
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