Charlie Nicholas insists Aston Villa’s new boy Leon Bailey may soon become a regular at the squad after his best performance against Everton on Saturday.
Bailey hugely impressed on his third performance in a Villa Saturday jersey, net and assist after coming off the bench.
The Jamaican has racked up praise from pundits and fans alike since his stunning performance this weekend, and Charlie Nicholas looked considerably impressed.
“I thought he was excellent. I know Villa fans have been talking about this boy for a while, and they were just waiting for the right moment to put him aside, ”he said on the Where’s Jeff? Podcast.
Bailey is however still adjusting to life in the Premier League. Indeed, his three appearances so far have all come off the bench. Nicholas, however, believes he will be a starter in the near future.
“The manager is probably sitting there saying ‘I got another one, I picked another one’. He’ll end up going, he’ll end up going,” he said.
Nicholas also believes the strike will have given Bailey the much-needed confidence by joining a new team.
“Bailey, you’re right, it was a glossy finish. He didn’t think too much about it, he just wanted to pull his laces through and that will do him good, ”he said.
The expert also praised his colleague Danny Ings and his strike partner Ollie Watkins. The latter arrived at the club under a club record deal the previous summer.
“I think Ollie Watkins looks good and this partnership with Danny Ings who is smart, could be a real strength,” he said.
New pastures for Aston Villa
Signings of Bailey, Ings and Emilano Buendia came in the middle of the club captain’s sale Jack Grealish in Manchester City.
Some fans worried that the money from the Grealish sale was not being put to good use. However, all permanent summer signings seem to have started.
The trio have a combined total of four goals and three assists so far this season. Indeed, they have made a massive contribution to Villa’s solid start to the season.
Recruitment by Black-smith and its staff have been awesome. Additionally, Villa Park’s attacking options will be the envy of many Premier League sides.
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