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Leon Bailey Claims Manchester United Fan Usain Bolt "Will Now Support Aston Villa Too"

By Amreen
Manchester United fan Usain Bolt will now also support Aston Villa according to Leon Bailey
Manchester United fan Usain Bolt will now also support Aston Villa according to Leon Bailey / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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Leon Bailey has claimed that Manchester United fan Usain Bolt will now also support Aston Villa.

Bailey joined Dean Smith's side in a £30m from Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, and admitted that he will be supported on his new journey in the Premier League by fellow Jamaican, Bolt.

“Anywhere I go he (Bolt) is going to be a fan so of course right now, he is a Villa fan," he told VillaTV. "I don’t need to make him, he automatically becomes a fan of the club. I have known him for a long time. He is a good friend of mine and an inspiration. I am sure he will want to come and see Villa against Manchester United.”

Bailey has made a name for himself as one of the best wingers in the Bundesliga during his time at Leverkusen, scoring 39 goals and contributing with 26 assists in 156 appearances over a period of four years.

He added that he is raring to go and test himself in the Premier League. “For me, it’s a great club with a big history and it’s the right step for me. I’m excited to get started,” he said. "It’s always been somewhere that I’ve wanted to play. I feel like now is the right time and I’m excited about it. Hopefully I can do what I do best and have a great season in the Premier League.”

The 23-year-old could make his Premier League debut on August 14, with Villa set to open the new campaign away at newly-promoted Watford.

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