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Chelsea Or Liverpool – Which Is The Ideal Destination For This Jamaican Winger?

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Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey is a target for Liverpool and Chelsea

It’s always a nice thing to see players breaking the cultural barriers and thrive where none of his former compatriots ever did before, creating a path for other guys to achieve big things.

We’ve seen this before with players like Juan Arango, who set the ground for other Venezuelans like Salomon Rondon, Josef Martinez, Juanpi Añor and Adalberto Peñaranda to be able to make moves to several clubs in the best leagues in the world, something that had never happened before.

And now, it seems like it is happening again, but this time thanks to Leicester City’s Wes Morgan, as the Jamaican veteran caught the attention of dozens of Premier League clubs and put the Jamaican football on the radar for the first time in ages.

Having said that, there have been several reports that point that some Premier League clubs, including the top 2 seeded Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in making a move for Morgan’s national team compatriot and Genk’s wonder kid Leon Bailey. But, who is this young lad? Let’s take a look at his numbers and skills.

Bailey is a 19-year-old kid from Jamaica who currently plays as a right winger for Belgian side KRC Genk, and has become a regular starter for his side, earning the attention of dozens of scout among Europe, viewing him as one of the most interesting offensive talents in the world right now.

Leon Bailey is also wanted by Manchester United and Manchester City

The youngster has managed to score 6 goals for his team over 28 appearances (with 26 starts), something that definitely talks about his goal scoring ability considering he has (almost) never featured inside the box, as he is almost stuck to the sidelines.

Even if he has spent most of the time on the right side creating crosses for his teammates, he also enjoys playing on the left flank of the pitch and cutting to the center of the offensive end, owning a great change of pace and a very decent shooting ability from long range, as he has the ability to shoot the ball with both feet, and is also an outstanding dribbler.

Nevertheless, there are serious doubts about his defensive commitment, and his tiny physique could be a major issue at a more physical tournament as the English Premier League, so he might struggle to adapt at times.

Viewing what he’s got to offer and considering that both Conte and Klopp are keen to sign him, we believe that he should choose Liverpool ahead of the Blues due to his style of play, as Chelsea’s extremely crowded at the wings at the moment and he’d have a tough time earning some regular minutes, so he’s most likely to be yet another loanee for Roman Abramovich.

The Reds need him the most, as this injury plagued year has shown that Liverpool is quite shorthanded on offence and need to add a lot of depth to their squad if they intend to chase Chelsea for the Premier League title, and he could be a nice boost off the bench to replace either Mane, Lallana, Firmino or Coutinho, being a Divock Origi type of player.