Leon Bailey

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by yousif_arsenal, Jan 22, 2018.

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  1. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Please, please, please make this happen! Would be a massive statement if we could sign someone like this, we tried last summer with Mbappe but got priced out of a move, so ultimately I could see that happening again. Although I think Bailey would cost about if half of what Mbappe did.

    Considering the amount of money we just offered Özil, you’d have to think we’re looking to go back to 4231 where he is suited best so we need pure wingers. Bailey and then a winger with less quality but high potential, possibly Pavón for squad rotation would be ideal. Might finally allow us to compete in all competitions if we recruit well in the summer.

    Bailey - Özil - Mkhi

    That’s superb front four. Then if we can get a pure dm and have Wilshere/ Ramsey to rotate for the other dm spot our squad suddenly looks a lot stronger.
  2. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    Never seen him play, but we need a wide forward like him. We don't have any legitimate wingers at the club - Mkh, Iwobi, Özil are all playmaker type players who drift inside whenever they play out wide. We need a bit of balance with someone who'll hug the touchline, dribble and/or run in behind more.
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  3. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Holy sh*t can you imagine Bailey & Sterling on the wings for England. I might actually start watching England play again if that happened.
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  4. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    Pretty sure the England thing is completely made up, along with the Belgium and Malta thing.
  5. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Nah, his Dad and him don’t want him to play for Jamaica and are forcing the situation. Weird case. Don’t know what will happen but it’s clear they’re trying to get him to play in a country and national team so they can increase his profile and make a **** ton of money.
  6. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Yep, the guy is still mid-way through his breakout season and he's already starting up the flashy lucrative PR machine. He's clearly an ambitious guy, he'll make a lot of money for whichever team buys him.
  7. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    Wait, what do you mean? :lol:

    I was saying the England thing is made up for the same reasons you just said, but it's actually impossible for him to play for England unless he has an English grandparent which he allegedly doesn't.
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  8. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off

    Any links here or is @al-Ustaadh feeding you guys with Arsestat and Dean rumours as usual?
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  9. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    It’s not made up though. His Dad and him are trying to find a permanent national team, as Bailey doesn’t want to play for Jamaica.
    Just me, I guess. Didn’t you know I’m ITK now?
  10. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Most reports say his grandparents hold British passports, that's not the same thing as them being English. If it's just based on passport, wouldn't he be eligible for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well? IIRC that came up in the Januzaj for England debate.
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  11. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    I think you're confusing two different things, or maybe I wasn't clear.

    His dad is saying he's eligible for all these different countries, and the Bundesliga liga website first reported that.

    But that is actually a lie because Jamaican media have said he isn't eligible for any of these countries which actually makes sense because the only countries he could only be eligible for are the ones in the UK if his grandparents are English. However, he doesn't have any English grandparents, so he's only eligible for Jamaica.
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  12. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    He could play for either through FIFA's rules, but it would void the archaic home nations agreement with the FA. like when Maik Taylor played for Northern Ireland despite having no ties to the country just because he had a UK passport.
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  13. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

  14. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    Sign him up! Gareth and Leon on the flanks, Woodburn up front with Aaron in the hole. Galacticos mate.
  15. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    Imagine that team in FIFA in a year or so.
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  16. Harry Hunter

    Harry Hunter Member

  17. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

  18. field442

    field442 Abandoned Emery because of Cech

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  19. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    Gawddammit Harry.
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  20. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Well-Known Member

    Poverty bump weak links pipe dream
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