Leon Bailey

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  1. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Well-Known Member

    Man City enough wingers
    Man Utd enough wingers
    Barca enough
    Real maybe
    PSG enough
    Bayern will not sell
    Liverpool enough
    Chelsea maybe
  2. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast Well-Known Member

    Money might not be the deciding factor though. Some things to consider:

    Bailey has made no secret of his desire to play in England.

    His mother lives with him in Germany, where she is unhappy because it's too cold there. And while London is no Kingston, weather-wise, it would have an advantage over Manchester or Liverpool.

    Being from Jamaica, Bailey and his mother are native English-speakers. This could be an advantage over warmer climes such as Spain.
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  3. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    I always get excited when I see there are 20+ new posts, hoping there is a semi-reliable link. This should be closed!
  4. Camron

    Camron Well-Known Member

    England has the worst weather reputation in Europe. If his mom has any say in the matter where do you think she'd rather lie on the beach sipping rum?

    In the end its gonna be money though. This has Chelsea/City written all over it.
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  5. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast Well-Known Member

    What makes you think his mother is interested in laying around on a beach drinking rum? Do you think that's all they do in Jamaica?

    Again, he's said numerous times he wants to play in England. Chelsea I would consider the favorite since he's said in the past he's a Chelsea fan. Not sure City would be interested, but London would be a nicer (and a bit warmer) destination.
  6. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    Since when have these clubs had any problems buying despite having the numbers in place already. Bailey is one of the most sought after players in Europe. For example City were willing to sign Sanchez despite already having Sane, Sterling and Silva.
  7. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    We don' have space (or money for a flashy new forward. This isn't happening.
  8. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    Obviously not true.

    We've just sent a 50m bid for a striker we don't need after making a profit this window, and we attempted to spunk 90m on a winger last summer who probably wouldn't have started here.
  9. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    Of course not. They smoke pot too
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  10. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Buy him now, before it’s too late. Otherwise this guy will be added to the list of players Wenger ‘nearly got.’
  11. Özillionaire

    Özillionaire Granit Xhaka Enthusiast

    We won't buy him. That's the reason that the list is so long.
  12. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Buying this striker gives us yet another attacking option. My previous post alludes to this, as I feel that it affects the likelihood of signing another forward.

    We are unlikely to play with more than 5 attacking players on the pitch at any time - Ramsey, Özil, Mkhi, PEA, Laca and Aubameyang is already 6 nailed on starting players. Can't see us adding a 7th player, who is starting material.
  13. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Well-Known Member

    Thing is, Baley is going to bench them all - he's that good !
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  14. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    I can' pretend to knowing much about him to be honest!
  15. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    He's a sure thing. At the risk of sounding crazy, I have more doubts about Malcom, Fekir, Lemar, AND Mahrez (for each in various ways) than I do Bailey. But that's me.
  16. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Well-Known Member

    20 years, has bags of pace, acceleration, vision, passing and corssing abilities, a good shooting from distance + goddamn flair as well.
    + voted best player of the first half season and is looking like winning it for the whole season even before Lewandowski

    Market value is only going to skyrocket to 100m easily, if there's no really bad injury whatsoever.
  17. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    People are getting a wee bit ahead of themselves. Better than Fekir? Wise up hey. He's 20, unless you're on the Mbappe level you can't be 100% guaranteed about a player at 20.
  18. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    We might not buy him but I’m definitley buying his inform on Fifa!
  19. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Marhez won POTY in the EPL while leading his unfancied team to the title, but you have more doubts on Marhez being a success at AFC than some youngster from the German league?

    Hype is real, you sir sound crazy.
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  20. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Yup, I know. Wouldn’t mind Mahrez, but I still have my doubts over his consistency and tracking back.

    Bailey, on the other hand, has an incredibly high ceiling. I also don’t doubt his consistency or defensive contribution.

    Edit: In addition, I like Bailey's physique more. He's much stronger than Mahrez. And while he can beat a player like Mahrez, he can also hold the ball up like Iwobi.
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