Leon Bailey/Jamaica impasse angers Leverkusen boss - report

By October 19, 2018

Leon Bailey’s impasse with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has reportedly caught the attention of Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler, who has expressed his displeasure with the player and his agent, Craig Butler.

 Völler now wants to meet with both men soon to address the situation.

Bailey arrived in Jamaica last week at the invitation of the JFF who had planned for him to don the national colours in their CONCACAF Nations League match against Bonaire on Sunday, October 14.  Jamaica won the encounter 6-0 but did so without Bailey, who reportedly decided against playing over the non-selection of his brother Kyle Butler to the Reggae Boyz squad.

According to media reports emerging from Germany, Bailey’s actions made him unavailable to train with his club side and this has angered Völler.

"The whole matter has been anything than good,” Völler told Kicker magazine. “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."

So far this season Bailey has not shown the form that excited Leverkusen fans last season causing concern from the club’s management.

“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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