Manchester United have reportedly sent scouts to watch Genk’s Jamaican teenager Leon Bailey as the club look to snap up young talent for the future, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The winger has been in fine form for the Belgian side this season and this has not gone unnoticed by the Premier League giants.
Leon Bailey has been directly involved in 11 goals this season (8 ⚽️, 3 ????).
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The report states United boss Jose Mourinho was interested in Bailey whilst at Chelsea but was never able to complete a move.
It now seems that the former Inter Milan coach has renewed his pursuit of the 19-year-old, who has 8 goals in all competitions this season.
Bailey is naturally left-footed, which would bring a greater balance to Mourinho’s side whose current wide players all play predominantly with their right.
He is nominated for the 2016 Golden Boy Award alongside United’s own Marcus Rashford and it may not be too long before they are lining up together on the same team.
However, Bailey is currently receiving a lot of attention for his performances this campaign and the Red Devils are likely to be rivalled for his signature by Dutch outfit Ajax amongst others.
United may have to act fast in January if they are to get their man.