According to the Daily Mail, Everton and Liverpool are weighing up bids for Genk winger Leon Bailey, with less than two weeks to go until the transfer deadline.
Bailey, 19, joined Genk from Slovakian side Trencin in 2015, and he’s become one of the most in-demand teenagers in Europe during his time with the Belgian club.
The Jamaican Under-23 international has hit six goals in all competitions this season, having not only impressed in the Belgian Jupiler League, but also in the Europa League.
Bailey looks set for a huge future, and having seen Genk team-mate Wilfried Ndidi sign for Leicester City earlier this month, the winger may be keen on a move to England himself.
Now, the Daily Mail report that Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool are interested in signing Bailey, and could make moves to land him this month having initially planned to bid in the summer.
It’s stated that, with Bayer Leverkusen and Roma believed to be preparing January bids for Bailey, Premier League clubs Bournemouth, Chelsea, Everton and Liverpool are now weighing up offers to make sure they don’t lose out on him.
Bailey would allegedly cost around £20million, and whilst it had been suggested that Genk would only sell in the summer, they now appear to be open to a big-money January move for their teenage talent.
That has put Premier League clubs on red alert, potentially bringing forward their moves for the winger, who possesses blistering pace down the left hand side, impressive technical ability and a real eye for goal.