Leon Bailey

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by United Pro, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Nov 25, 2016

    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    I wouldn't say he had a fantastic career with us. It pretty much evident that most of our honors in the last few years of SAF reign came thanks to the old man.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    We've gone from being the team who unearthed Ronaldo to being the last team in Europe who spotted him and only team willing to pay for him in a matter of 10 posts.

    Another day in the caf.
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    InfiniteBoredom CAF Political Statistician

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    What does this even mean? Obviously we were important in helping him realise his potential but it was well corroborated that he was wanted by lots of elite teams and we simply beat them to it. Burying your head in the sand wouldn't change that fact. People were arguing against the notion that he was an absolute nobody only United knew about.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    You just summed up what I was saying
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Yeah... So, err... Leon Bailey...
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    Long Ball Full Member

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    Christ I was talking about our relative knowledge of him vs Bailey now. Things have changed. He was unknown to us, fans. Whereas bailey isn't thanks to social media etc

    And let's be honest, if it weren't for that friendly we wouldn't have bought him
  7. Dec 1, 2016

    Redo91 Full Member

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    Sorry for going off topic but couldn't let this slide.

    The bit in bold is simply untrue. SAF confirmed we were close to signing him before that game.
  8. Dec 1, 2016

    Trigg aka Trippin_Stoned

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    Yeah, its believed all it did was speed up the timing of the transfer as other teams were sniffing.
  9. Dec 1, 2016

    Long Ball Full Member

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    Happy to stand corrected.
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Apparently Bayer Leverkusen and Stoke are front runners for him with Stoke willing to pay €19M.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    A move to a club like Leverkusen would be good for him.
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    3KDré Full Member

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    That's a steal, we should be in for him.
  13. Dec 1, 2016

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Would happily swap them Memphis for that fee! I think the lads going to be special
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    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Have we been linked with him lately?
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I don't know about lately, but we've scouted a few times and the Belgian media have linked us too. Bailey himself said it's quite an honour to be linked with a club like Manchester United but he isn't ready to leave unless he can get consistent first team football.
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    http://www.tribalfootball.com/artic...agent-reveals-man-utd-very-interested-4158006

  17. Jan 24, 2017

    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Reports in Belgium are that he has agreed personal terms with Leverkusen. Clubs are yet to agree a fee.
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    Sweech Full Member

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    Dang, he really looks like the type of player Spurs need and could use. Essentially a Sadio Mane type, although I'm still holding out hope that Georges-Kevin Nkoudou can be that for us.
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    According to reports he has also agreed terms with HULL also. 25% of his rights are owned by his father. It will be messy transfer for whoever signs him.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Hope he doesn't go to Hull. They are a team that will ask him to defend first and attack later, that's not going to help him progress IMO.

    Leverkusen would be a good option.
  21. Jan 25, 2017

    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    I hope he goes to hull save them from relegation and helps them take points of our rivals helping us get 4th and then signs for us in summer for double the amount hull paid just to boil some piss
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I mean yeah sure that's nice scenario, but Hull seem to be playing a 3-5-2, don't think he will suit a wingback role unless they change to a 3-4-3 and use him as a wide forward.
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    Mibabalou Full Member

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    Being a US fan I didn't understand why he isn't a huge player for Jamaica and did some digging.

    Looks like his father / agent wants a meeting the Jamaican Football Federation President to see how to best develop youth talent in the country and this hasn't happened yet so, he's holding out.

    Apparently Belgium is monitoring the situation and he may make the switch sometime soon...


    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20161231/baileys-international-future-unsure



    Ill be honest id be quite disappointed, I like seeing talent stay in CONCACAF.
  24. Feb 4, 2017

    dr.twinny Full Member

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    That's pretty old news to be fair. Anyways Leon did an interview some weeks back clarifying his international future for the moment. He said international football was not his main priority right now and that he would still represent the black, green and gold if we were to get the infrastructure and system in place for youth to flourish. Can't knock him on that one. Best he focuses on his Leverkusen career for now and move to a much better side in a season or two.
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    dr.twinny Full Member

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    He made his debut today in a 1-0 defeat at Hamburg. Didn't do much in his brief cameo but I see him getting more of the action as the season progresses.

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    If he was available right now, I think Liverpool would be all over it with their new cash, too.

    The problem with signing guys from Leipzig, Dortmund, Schalke, Leverkusen, Gladbach and Hoffenheim at the moment is that they are all in that tight Champions League battle, which makes it worthwhile to hold onto their best players or the coach.

    But yeah I think he´s at least as good as Lemar for half the price. You can trigger Brandt´s release clause with the difference and still rent yourself an Alexis Sanchez for six months.
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    Raees Boing Boing Baggies

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    Was about to bump this thread myself. I think this kid is more dynamic than Malcolm, albeit a lesser passer than him. Definitely has skills though.. wouldn't mind signing a talent like him.
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    I'm not sure I could ever idolize a player that is the spits of Bruno Mars but maybe I'd warm to him if he scored the winner against the scousers that lands us the title in 2019.
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    dr.twinny Full Member

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    I doubt Leverkusen would let him go this window but if we can sign him now with him staying for the rest of the season then that'd be ideal. He still has lots of issues in his game that needs to be improved but his development has been rapid so far.
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    izec Full Member

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    I would still take Brandt for cheap due to his release clause. It is time for a young talented German player in our squad
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    dr.twinny Full Member

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    Brandt's another good option. I'd take either of them to be honest if they were available, but Bailey edges it for me currently.
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    Come on, you know how it works on here don’t you ? Mentality says “sign them both”.
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    I don't see it anything special in Brandt, though only seen him a couple of times.
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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    Would make sense. Brandt has a €17M release clause and Bailey will probably be €17M cheaper than a random Brazilian from Benfica or Monaco, just by virtue of his nationality and the Bundesliga selling/buying a little lower in the market.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Has Brandt not been linked with Bayern? Would make sense as Ribery and Robben will need replacing soon and it's a very low figure.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Bailey is the one that I mentioned long ago and I would still love to see here.
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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    Yes he has. Bayern and Liverpool, too. I´m just saying that Brandt and Bailey is not a greedy/outrageous scenario for a real rich club due to the circumstances. I´d say you´ll pay less for Brandt+Bailey in the summer than Lemar right now, and it´s arguable whether Lemar is better than either.
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    Cristiano Lell BANNED LOLZ

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    Nothing I've seen from Brandt suggests he will be good enough for a top club. That he has a cheap release clause doen't really change that lol. Bailey has looked very promising but so far Lemar is on another level, as well as being a different player. Too early for Bailey to go to a top club, he's barely just settled in at Leverkusen.
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    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    If his signing makes people stop calling Bailly Bailey, I'm all for it.