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What next for this star as a number of Premier League clubs circle?

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal target Leon Bailey has his eye on developing in Germany before taking “the next step” in his career.

The Bayer Leverkusen ace, 20, has been linked with a move to England in recent weeks.

After joining the Bundesliga side from Belgian club Genk last January, Bailey has scored 11 goals in 22 games this season to attract interest of several European giants.

And while claiming that he’s happy where he is for now, Bailey says it’s a case of “when” rather than “if” he makes a move to a big hitter.

“Leverkusen is perfect for me,” he told Bild .

“I want to develop and then I can take the next step. When I move to a big club, the people there will want to know me.

“I want to make a name for myself at the highest level.”

And part of making that name for himself would seem to include winning honours with Leverkusen.

The five-time Bundesliga runners-up have become known as ‘Neverkusen’ in Germany because of their inability to get over the line and win major honours, but this season they’ve reached the DFB-Pokal semi-finals, a tournament they last won in 1993.

“If we go to the cup final, we’ll win it, I promise,” he continued.

“That would be the end of Neverkusen.”

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