Manchester United are closely following the progress of 19-year-old Genk winger Leon Bailey, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims United’s chief scout Jim Lawlor watched Bailey in action for the Belgians against Italian side Sassuolo in their Europa League clash last Thursday, where the youngster scored one of the goals for his team’s 3-1 victory.
The talented attacker, who came through the ranks at Slovakian side AS Trencin, joined Genk in 2015 and has since established himself as one of the most promising youngsters in European football.
Bailey has scored 5 goals in 10 appearances for Genk so far.
He’s very skillful, energetic and has abundance of pace, which could make his transition to English football very smooth.
His primary position is on the left wing, but can also play on the right and up front.
Even though he extended his contract with the Belgians earlier this year, if Jose Mourinho wants to sign him, Bailey’s club is unlikely to stand in his way.
With question marks over the future of Memphis Depay, there could be a spot for another winger at Old Trafford as soon as January.
It seems like United are keeping a close eye on his progress and if he continues his development, he could soon find himself at Old Trafford.