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.