Having failed in their January move for Bayern Leverkusen attacking midfielder who could also operate as a winger Leon Bailey, United manager José Mourinho still remain keen to sign the 20-year-old winger in the summer ahead of other interested clubs including Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
The Portuguese manager was impressed with the quality displayed so far this season by the youngster and he wants to add him to his squad in the summer so as to improve his team’s shaky display at both flanks of the pitch.
Leon Bailey has been one of the shining prospects for the Bundesliga side so far this season having been directly involved in 13 goals in just 14 appearances.
The former Genk player is set to spark a transfer tug-of-war between Premier League top teams in the summer as all the Premier League giants are eyeing a possible move for the young Jamaica international.
According to the Daily Star, the winger who has represented the Jamaican U23 side is set to cost United a whopping sum of £100m if they are to get him ahead of free-spending Manchester City who are also interested in the youngster.
Having failed to sign Riyad Mahrez in the previous transaction period, Pep Guardiola seems to have turned his attention to the Leverkusen star and he might be the favourite coach to land the £100m-rated winger due to the club’s huge-spending ability.