Manchester united manager Jose Mourinho has sent his scouts to monitor Jamaica and Genk’s winger Leon Bailey. Jose Mourinho showed interest in signing the 19year old during his reign at Chelsea but the club intended sending him on loan to Belgium club Royal Excel Mouscron but the deal never went through.
Bailey’s father has also admitted that Dutch giants Ajax are interested in signing the winger.
Leon Bailey already has already registered five goals in ten games for his club this season and reports suggest that Jose Mourinho is monitoring the player’s development and eager to bring him to Manchester United.
Leon Bailey is naturally a left footed player and has played on the left flank for Genk this season but has also operated on the right flank too.
He played for Genk for the first time at the age of 18 and went on to record 36 appearances for his side and helped them qualify for the Europa League this season.
The young Jamaican player was awarded Belgium’s young player of the year award for the 2015/2016 football season and has already netted thrice for his club in two Europa league matches this season.
Leon Bailey is part of the Jamaican Under-23 squad and is yet to feature for the senior team who last appearance in a competition was the 1998 world cup hosted by France.
He was also nominated alongside Manchester united’s Marcus Rashford, Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanchez and Kingsley Coman, Manchester city’s Kelechi Iheanacho amongst others for the Golden boy award.