It appears that Manchester United have joined the race for Jamaican starlet Leon Bailey, who currently plies his trade in the Belgian Pro League with Genk. The rumors arose when United’s Chief Scout, Jim Lawlor was spotted at Genk’s Europa League clash against Sassuolo last week.
The young winger has scored five goals in his last ten games, and is touted to be one of the future stars by former Genk manager in Alex McLeish.
His current captain at Genk, Thomas Buffel has compared the 19-year-old to perhaps the best Belgian player at the moment, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne .
The jostling for the Jamaican has now grown even more vigorous, with big clubs like Chelsea, Ajax, Leicester City and PSG already on the list of potential suitors. Check out skills & goals video of Bailey below!