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Bayer Leverkusen hotshot Leon Bailey joins English agency Unique Sports Management

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Leon Bailey has put his Premier League suitors on alert by teaming up with English management company Unique Sports Management.

Bayer Leverkusen star Bailey will now be represented by his father Craig Butler’s Phoenix Sports Management and the leading Hertfordshire-based agency, joining their list of clients that includes the likes of Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Chelsea’s Reece James, West Ham talisman Michail Antonio and Newcastle’s star striker Callum Wilson.

Bailey becomes the latest eye-catching addition to the roster of USM who, as reported by Sportsmail this month, also snapped up former England defender Sol Campbell in a bid to help him further his managerial career.

Leon Bailey (above) has put Premier League clubs on alert by signing up to an English agency

Leon Bailey (above) has put Premier League clubs on alert by signing up to an English agency

Bailey has now joined USM who represent Aaron Wan-Bissaka (left) and Callum Wilson (right)

Bailey has now joined USM who represent Aaron Wan-Bissaka (left) and Callum Wilson (right)

USM’s partnership with Bailey and Butler comes at a time when Premier League clubs have reignited their interest in the 23 year-old and could boost his prospects of a move to England.

As also reported by Sportsmail this month, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and Arsenal have all run the rule over the in-form Bailey this season.

The Jamaica international has scored nine goals and set up seven more in just 19 appearances for Leverkusen, inspiring his club to second place in the Bundesliga and top spot in their Europa League group to reach the knockout stages.

Bailey has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City in the past, while Leeds had an offer for him rejected in the summer.

Bailey (above) has scored nine goals and has seven assists for Bayer Leverkusen this season

Bailey (above) has scored nine goals and has seven assists for Bayer Leverkusen this season

As part of the tie-up USM will also work with Butler’s Phoenix All Stars Academy, the football school where Bailey’s talents were first developed.

The Jamaica-based academy is home to some of the Caribbean’s best talent and USM aim to help those coming through further their careers across Europe.

USM’s Mike Appiason said: ‘Leon is a fantastic player with an even better story.

‘He is having a fantastic season so far as are Leverkusen. No doubt he will have many takers but for now his focus remains solely on helping Leverkusen finish the season as strongly as possible.’

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