Ajax want to sign Genk’s 18-year-old striker Leon Bailey his stepfather has confirmed in a radio interview.

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bailey genkThe Jamaican was named the young player of the year in Belgium’s pro league with six goals and nine assists.

This is what the player’s father said in a radio interview, “We are in contact with Ajax, they see in their next No. 9 in Leon.”

There are reports that the capital club may not be able to put up enough money for the Belgian club to accept. Ajax have previously tried to sign the player but have not been able to do so because of age restrictions but with player now 18 the club can now sign him.

The striker is committed to the club till 2020 which gives Genk plenty of negotiating power.

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