Bayern Munich have named Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Baily as a backup option for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, who remains their top summer target
The Bavarians have been chasing the former Schalke 04 man ever since the beginning of the summer, but they have so far failed to make a breakthrough in negotiations with the Citizens.
Although Niko Kovac still hopes his team can get the deal over the line, his bosses want to make sure to have the departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben covered by the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign.
Therefore, the reigning Bundesliga holders have already started exploring the market for new options, and the name of Leon Baily has emerged as a plausible solution.
The 21-year-old Jamaican has been impressive in his maiden Bundesliga season, managing nine goals and six assists after arriving from Genk, but he struggled to replicate the same performances last term.
Nonetheless, he is still widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe’s top five leagues, and the Allianz Arena can be the right place to fulfill his potential.