Leicester Mercury has recently credited the likes of Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund with an interest in Leicester City’s 21-year-old winger Demarai Gray. The Foxes, however, are reluctant to let him go.
Sky Sports reports that the young Englishman wants to leave the club as he has grown frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities. The 21-year-old did make 41 appearances for the Foxes’ senior team in all competition last season, but started the game only on 14 occasions.
Gray is contracted with the King Power outfit until 2020 and the Foxes, quite rightly, expect him to stay till then. The aforementioned source has further added that Gray, along with his representatives, has held talks with the Foxes regarding a move away from the club.
Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare, earlier this summer, expressed his desire of keeping hold of the young wide-man. As quoted by Sky Sports, he said:
“I understand the frustration of young players expecting and wanting more time. But on the other hand they have to be respectful of their team-mates and who is in front of them.
“He’s a young lad and I understand the frustrations but hopefully this season we will see him playing more.”
The link with Tottenham has come up as a big surprise and the fans have literally gone crazy. Here’s how they reacted on Twitter. Read on!
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 31, 2017
Him & Barkley and we’re actually getting somewhere in a ridiculously difficult window.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) July 31, 2017
£60m worth of talent..
— Ben (@InsideN17) July 31, 2017
Gray and Barkley would be a very decent window for spurs if it happens, ticks all the boxes and both still raw talent which poch likes
— Andrew Fulton (@bigtaz16) July 31, 2017
Get these two in and it’s a good window. Add a decent Full Back & it’s a great one.
— Conor Mc Gale (@ConorMac34) July 31, 2017
2 goals in 55 apps for Leicester. Rather pay that extra & get Mahrez. May as well stick with Nkoudou rather than 20m on another project
— Chello (@JustChello) July 31, 2017
Would much rather Mahrez
— Luke Herbert (@lukeherbert) July 31, 2017
I’d rather Josh King
— James Pople (@JamesPople7) August 1, 2017
Gray has scored 2 goals in last 2 seasons. So no way IMO. King is ok. There are good continental wingers available
— arunSpurs (@arunspurs) August 1, 2017
Really hope this rumour is true! Everytime I’ve seen him play I’ve thought how good he could be for us!
— WhiteHartLady (@AmandaSeager) July 31, 2017
Just please get him Spurs! He’s quality. Bags of pace and a great dribbler. He would be perfect to open up all the space at Wembley!
— Alex (@AlexKyri_) July 31, 2017
Which in this market is kind of nuts. 15m extra not 100m. Demarai gray is a good prospect but today he is a poor mans Wilfred zaha
— Dan Cole (@dacl1177) July 31, 2017