Jamaican and Bayern Leverkusen winger Leon Baily has laid bare his decision to snub a move to the Premier League, according to reports.
Bailly has been consistently good for his club and he has rightly earned the attention and attraction of some top European clubs.
Since the penultimate summer, he has been linked with a move the Premier League but the 21-year-old star opted to stay put in the Bundesliga.
Amid keen interest from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, he moved to Leverkusen in the January of 2017 from Genk.
And now, the player has revealed why he decided against moving to the Premier League.
“Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,” he told FourFourTwo.
“But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly.
“Because once you get there, where do you go next?
“I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen.
“They are a tremendous club with so much history.
“A lot of good players have come from there; they can get into the Champions League and are always doing well. So why not them?
“It was the perfect move for me and I’m happy I made it. My focus isn’t really on moving anywhere yet.
“I’m just about what’s happening right now rather than what could happen in the future. I’m still learning.”
Bailey is tied to a contract with his club until 2023 and he may not be willing to leave Germany anytime soon.