Bailey signs with USM; still to be managed by Butler

3 years ago

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Jamaica footballer Leon Bailey has signed with English-based sports agency Unique Sports Management (USM), which could make it easier to secure a move to the Premier League.

In another twist of events, however, USM, has signed a partnership deal with Jamaica-based management company Phoenix Sports Management (PSM), which owned and operated by Bailey’s adoptive father Craig Butler.

Under the new arrangement, it appears Bailey will still be managed by Butler and PSM.  The Jamaican winger has once again become a hot commodity after scoring 9 goals and providing 6 assists.  Interest from top English clubs has once again begun to peak for the player who has long expressed an interest in playing in the league.

With Bailey’s club Bayer Leverkusen currently second in the Bundesliga, right in the thick of the title fight, a January move is highly unlikely, and any type of negotiations seem set for the summer.  USM currently has the likes of Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Chelsea’s Reece James, West Ham talisman Michail Antonio and Newcastle’s star striker Callum Wilson on its books.

From his perspective, Butler hopes the deal will provide opportunities for more Caribbean-based talent at PSM.

  “Collaborations are the order of the day to maximise opportunities. Having an honest, hardworking, and experienced team in England is key to our long-term plan for Leon and the plethora of super-talented players we have coming through the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy from all over the Caribbean so we chose to partner with Mike and his team at USM,”

Butler said.