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Brendan Rodgers provides transfer updates on Demarai Gray and Youri Tielemans

Brendan Rodgers provides transfer updates on Demarai Gray and Youri Tielemans

Brendan Rodgers provided updates on Friday on Demarai Gray and Youri Tielemans' futures at Leicester City during his pre-match press conference.

According to the Foxes' manager, Gray is set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Gray has only played in the Carabao Cup this season, and Rodgers has stated that he does not fit in his plans for the future.

The 24-year-old joined Leicester in January 2016 from Birmingham City, ending that year as a Premier League champion with the club.

However, Gray has failed to nail down a starting spot and be a regular starter, especially under Rodgers, and it will be seen as a parting that is beneficial for both the club and the player.

Whilst Rodgers said that Gray is set to leave the club, he also added that Gray has remained extremely professional and has maintain an excellent attitude during training, despite his future being away from the club.

Speaking with the media, Rodgers said "It's pretty clear with Demarai that he's looking to move on. His attitude to training has been first class; he has been very professional."

He added "He is at the stage of his career where he has been here a long time and hasn’t maybe nailed down a place. A fresh start may be the course for him."

"I will always respect him and until his last day I will never discard him but it’s looking more than likely he will probably be somewhere else next season."

Gray has played 168 games in all competitions for Leicester, scoring just 13 goals during that time.

Gray has attracted the interest of Tottenham Hotspur in the past, but with Spurs signing plenty of wingers over the past few years, it remains to be seen whether they will be going back in for him.

Apart from speaking on Gray, Rodgers also provided an update on Tielemans' future, who has starred for the Foxes this season, with the Belgian's agent saying to the media that there was "a lot of interest" in his client.

However, Rodgers dismissed all of the speculation, stating that it is the general behaviour of football agents to behave in such a manner right before the start of a transfer window.

"You see that with stories around this time, the agents are just starting to warm up now and get a few stories out. So, I am sure in Youri’s case it is no different. He is a very talented player and has been fantastic for us in the time he has been here."

Tielemans has been crucial to Leicester's resurgence in form over the past two seasons, joining the club initially on a six-month loan in January 2019, and then making his move permanent in the summer of 2019, and the €45 million that Leicester paid to sign him from AS Monaco seems to be well worth it.


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