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Leon Bailey rejected Liverpool because he didn’t want to rush his career

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Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey has revealed that he rejected the chance to move to Liverpool because he did not want to rush his career, according to a report from the Liverpool Echo.

The Jamaican international moved to the Bundesliga club in January 2017 but he admitted that there was interest in him from various top European clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United.

The attacker, who can play anywhere along the front line, has developed into Leverkusen’s key man and when quizzed about interest from Liverpool, he said:

“Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool- a lot of clubs were interested but the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly. Because once you get there, where do you go next? I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen. They are a tremendous club with so much history.”

Bailey has scored once in the Bundesliga this season in ten appearances for Leverkusen, who currently sit in 13th place in the table.