Bailey, who plays for the Jamaica Under-23 side, has a £3.2m release clause in his contract, joined Genk four years ago and went on loan to Ajax. And the whizzy winger, who was named as the best young player in Belgium last term, is suddenly attracting attention from leading teams in England, Italy and Spain.
Manchester City is potentially his next step as they already have a former Genk Academy player in their ranks in the shape of attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
Ronald De Boer, who had Bailey briefly on loan at Ajax in the Netherlands, enthused: ”He’s got it all, and like other players underwent a series of tests at the club.
“When it came to speed and agility he did better than several first-team boys.
“He’s so quick and couples that with great technique for an exceptional combination.”
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, recently ousted out of their 2018 World Cup qualifiers before the final group games, are currently in total disarray under current head coach Winfried Schäfer.
Although someone of Bailey’s exceptional talent would boost the Boyz, it is likely that if the teenage sensation plied his trade in England then he would opt to compete on the international stage for a different team rather than continue playing for Jamaica.