Aston Villa winger outlines stance on moving away in the future

Aston Villa v AFC Ajax: Round of 16 Second Leg - UEFA Europa Conference League 2023/24
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Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey has revealed he would like to play for one of the 'big six' Premier League clubs in the future.

The Jamaica international, who has made 30 caps for his country, has been on the books at Villa Park since 2021.

It initially took his time to adapt to life in England but he has found his feet over the past couple of seasons.

Bailey has made 94 appearances for the Midlands outfit to date and has scored 18 goals, 12 of which have come this term.

He has said on the 'Let’s Be Honest’ podcast: "You have big teams in England, they call themselves the big six. The Arsenals and the Chelseas.

"It has always been my dream to play in the Premier League and I am right now.

“Who wouldn’t want to go to a massive team? Especially coming out of Jamaica, do you know how big that is for the country? Especially being who I am as well.

“It would shine more light and that has been my focus whenever overseas. It is to use my platform to be able to shine light on the country and the young talents. It’s difficult for us Jamaicans to even dream about making it to Europe."

He added: “I’ve really been enjoying my football and I’m really focused on Aston Villa, having one of the best seasons of my career.

“You never know in football but I’m comfortable and happy where I’m at. I just focus on one thing at a time.”

Aston Villa will hope that they can keep Bailey for as long as possible. Prior to his switch to his current club, he played for Genk and Bayer Leverkusen.

Next up for Unai Emery's side is a clash against Wolves at home after the international break.

They remain 4th in the table above Tottenham Hotspur as they eye a place in the Champions League.

Aston Villa drew 1-1 away at West Ham last time out.