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Leon Bailey responds to latest Aston Villa transfer move

Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey has wished Brazilian striker Wesley well after he left Villa Park on a season-long loan to Club Brugge.

Wesley, who hasn’t started a competitive game for Villa since suffering a long-term knee injury at Turf Moor back in January 2020, will spend the rest of the 2021/22 campaign playing his football in the Belgian First Division.

The Brazil intentional has re-joined Brugge after winning two league titles and two Belgian Super Cups during his first spell at the club he left to join Villa in the summer of 2019.

He scored 17 goals in Belgium during the season prior to moving to the Premier League for Villa’s first top-flight campaign for three years.

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Villa paid a club record transfer fee to secure Wesley’s signature two years ago but after 16 months out with a knee injury, the striker has been allowed to find regular minutes elsewhere.

This summer, Villa have broken their transfer record for the third successive window after paying Brugge £22million for Wesley during their first summer window after securing promotion out of the Championship and then speding £28m on Ollie Watkins.

Emiliano Buendia became the club’s most expensive player back in June and was followed by Ashley Young, Danny Ings, Axel Tuanzebe and Bailey in joining Villa.

Jamaican international, Bailey, used to play for Wesley’s former club AS Trencin in Slovakia, before embarking on moves across Europe to eventually end up in the Premier League. He sent a good luck message to Villa’s departing striker on social media.

Bailey wrote on Instagram: “See you soon bro and all the best.”



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