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Wolves reportedly showed interest in Leon Bailey, but winger has struggled at Aston Villa

Wolves were linked with a host of names during last summer’s transfer window.

The club had just limped to a 13th placed finish, and fans were ready for a big summer.

Sadly, a very underwhelming window would follow.

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Wolves did ultimately bring in players who have proven to be good additions, like Jose Sa and Hwang Hee-chan.

But very little money was spent, and some big names went begging.

One player who was linked with a move to Molineux was Leon Bailey.

The winger was reported by 90min to have been interesting Wanderers, and German outlet Bild also claimed there was some interest.

In the end though, it was Aston Villa who managed to snag Bailey for a reported fee of £30 million (Goal).

It was a deal that many Villa fans were very excited about. And some Wolves fans were slightly gutted to have missed out on the star with ‘scorching pace’.

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But Wolves definitely need not have any regrets, because it’s been a tough first campaign in English football for Bailey.

He has only made 14 appearances so far, and a thigh injury caused him to miss a big chunk of Villa’s festive and New Year period.

He hasn’t started any games this calendar year, making just five substitute appearances. In total, he has started just four times since his summer move.

Bailey has actually been fit to play since mid-February.

But he just hasn’t been able to force his way into the team under new manager Steven Gerrard.

Wolves may be glad they didn’t sign Leon Bailey after first season struggles at Villa

It has been a very underwhelming first season so far for Bailey at Villa Park.

This was a player who was being linked with some of Europe’s top clubs only a couple of years ago.

Wolves will now likely be pretty content that they didn’t pursue Bailey and instead brought in Hwang, who has managed to score five goals this season.

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And Wolves have Daniel Podence in decent form right now. Pedro Neto is also back in the picture again after his serious knee injury.

Bailey may end up getting comfortable in the Premier League. But right now, he certainly hasn’t justified that hefty £30 million price tag.