Villa agree deal for Bailey as Grealish linked with Man City

Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey

Aston Villa announced on Saturday they had agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Leon Bailey as England's Jack Grealish has reportedly been the subject of an offer from Manchester City.

AFP quoting British media reports that the defending Premier League champions have bid a record £100 million ($139 million) for Villa's 25-year-old captain.

Jamaica attacker Bailey, 23, could be seen as a direct playmaking replacement for Grealish.

"Aston Villa and Bayer Leverkusen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Leon Bailey subject to the player completing a medical and finalising personal terms," Villa said in a statement.

Villa start their Premier League season at Watford on August 14.

Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano reported that Bailey is expected to sign a long-term contract with Villa for a transfer fee of around £30m.

"Leon Bailey deal will be officially completed next week for £30m to Bayer Leverkusen. Aston Villa are offering Bailey a five-year contract, they're set to reach the agreement on personal terms too. AVFC Medical and official announcement next week," he tweeted.

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