Racing Genk star Leon Bailey has admitted that he dreams of playing in the Premier League but will only move to Manchester United if he is guaranteed to play a role in the first-team squad.

The 19-year-old Jamaican has shot to prominence in Belgium and is one of the hottest prospects in the transfer market ahead of the January window opening.

United have consistently been linked with a move for Bailey, who has starred for his club both domestically and in Europe.

With rumours linking the teenager with a switch to Old Trafford, the starlet has confessed that moving to the Red Devils would be a dream but he would need to be assured of playing time if he was to leave Genk.

“I’ve always dreamt of the Premier League,” Bailey told HLN Sport.

“But if, let’s say, Man United can’t guarantee me minutes, I will stay at Genk.

“The important thing is that in the near future there a lot of games to come. This is essential for me because I have to take more steps. I’ve already made a lot of progress

“When I go, where I go? That is a matter for my management. From the moment that there is something concrete, we’ll sit down at the table.”

Bailey has impressed over the last 18 months in Genk’s first team and has captured the imagination with four goals in the Europa League so far this season.

United are lacking width and the acquisition of the 19-year-old starlet could well be a real boost in the final third for Jose Mourinho’s men.


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