Leon Bailey: Aston Villa sign Jamaica winger for £25m from Bayer Leverkusen

Leon Bailey
Bailey joined Bayer Leverkusen from Belgian side Genk in 2017

Aston Villa have signed winger Leon Bailey for £25m from Bayer Leverkusen.

The 23-year-old Jamaica international, who has scored 28 goals in 119 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen, has signed a deal until 2025.

"Leon is a hugely exciting young striker with great pace and creativity," said Villa boss Dean Smith.

"We are now looking forward to watching him show his skills and talents for Aston Villa in the Premier League."

Bailey becomes Villa's third signing of the summer after the arrival of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City and Ashley Young from Inter Milan.

"For me, it's a great club with a big history and it's the right step for me. I'm excited to get started," said Bailey.

"It's always been somewhere that I've wanted to play. I feel like now is the right time and I'm excited about it.

"Hopefully, I can do what I do best and have a great season in the Premier League."

Meanwhile, Villa captain Jack Grealish is a £100m target for Manchester City.

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