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Leverkusen boss unhappy with Bailey

By Bulinews Team

Leon Bailey traveled to Jamaica to represent the national team, but ultimately rejected to play. Now, Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler demands a meeting with Bailey and his agent to discuss the matter.

Leon Bailey.
Leon Bailey.Photo: Fuguito/CC-by-SA 3.0
Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey traveled to Jamaica to represent the national team last week, but ultimately didn't want to play, because his half-brother Kyle Butler wasn't called up to the team as the Jamaican Football Federation had allegedly promised.

Meanwhile, Bailey wasn't able to train with the Leverkusen squad, and the whole situation has angered the club's sporting director Rudi Völler who demands answers from the 21-year-old and his adoptive father who is also his agent.

"The whole matter has been anything than good. We will sit down with Leon's father in the next 14 days, talk about it all and see how it goes. The guy has already made a mistake," Völler told Kicker.

So far, Bailey hasn't been able to replicate his performances from last season, and Völler is adamant to help the winger return to form.

"We all - and especially the coaching team - need to get Leon back to the level he used to be at," Völler said.

Bailey has made nine appearances for Leverkusen this season, scoring once.

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