Villa Park news: 'Best is yet to come' from 'frightening' £25m Aston Villa star


Ashley Preece has described Leon Bailey as a "frightening prospect" and reckons the best is still yet to come from the Jamaican international.

The winger made the £25m switch from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer but has been riddled by injuries since making the move to the Premier League.

What's the latest news with Bailey?

There was a great deal of excitement from the Villa Park faithful when Bailey's capture was sealed in August after a blistering season at Leverkusen.

Bailey scored 15 goals and chipped in with 11 assists across all competitions to help the German outfit qualify for the Europa League.



However, injuries have prevented the 24-year-old from showing similar form and he hasn't played since injuring himself whilst scoring his first Premier League goal against Everton last month.

Bailey had assisted Villa's second goal moments earlier in what was a blistering 21-minute cameo but sustained a quad problem and has since missed the previous three matches in all competitions.

Despite his stop-start spell with Villa, Bailey could get his chance in the Midlands derby with Wolves at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon after returning to fitness and Preece reckons that Villa supporters haven't yet seen the best of him.

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What did Preece say about Bailey?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "He's a frightening prospect. £25m could look good at the end of the season and the best is yet to come."

What's next for Bailey?

It's always a difficult transition to make when you're a young player and move to play in a different league, especially one as physical as the Premier League.

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But Bailey has shown in his 85 minutes as a Premier League player that he's going to be just fine at this level. He's already directly contributed to three goals during that period, even if he wasn't officially credited with the assist for Lucas Digne's own-goal against Everton.

The next step for Bailey is to prove himself to Dean Smith, because the Villa boss has been playing a 3-5-2 recently, which doesn't suit a natural wide man, and with two victories in their last three games playing that way, the winger will need to force his way into the side.

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