Bailey focusing on Bayer Leverkusen
There might be much discussion around his international future, but Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey seems focused on helping his club to a second-place finish in the Bundesliga.
Bailey's father and agent Craig Butler is embroiled in a very public disagreement with Jamaican football authorities, which has left his chances of representing his country of birth at risk. This has led to unconfirmed reports of approaches being made by other countries for the talents of the 20-year-old winger.
However, Bailey, who started in his team's 2-0 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, was all business as he stated his ambitions for the season.
Saturday's result was an important one for Leverkusen, who moved back into the top three.
"Hopefully, we can come second, because, of course, first place is gone. Bayern have that, but second place is possible," Bailey said. "Our hope is to qualify for Europe. That's our aim, and that's what we're gonna do."
Leverkusen are currently two points behind second-place Schalke.
Bailey has been one of the stars of the Bundesliga season, and has scored nine goals and five assists so far.