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Manager won't stop Tottenham and Newcastle target from leaving

Manager won't stop Tottenham and Newcastle target from leaving

Brendan Rodgers has stated that Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United target Demarai Gray might be set to leave Leicester City as he looks for more playing time.

The former Birmingham City winger has been at Leicester for five years, yet he has not impressed at the club, despite getting a Premier League winners' medal and playing UEFA Champions League football during that time.

Last season, Gray only started three Premier League games, with Rodgers repeatedly stating that his end product is holding him back.

With Leicester being interested in Roma winger Cengiz Under, his time on the pitch will be restricted even further.

Rodgers said that "(Whether Gray leaves or not) will be up to him".

He added that with him being 24-years-old now it is totally up to him, as "It'll be whether he wants to continue in his role here or whether he wants to be a starter. While he's here, he'll be respected for his quality."

Rodgers does not value Gray as a starter at all, yet Steve Bruce is a big fan of the winger, wanting to sign the Englishman for Newcastle, who is perfect for Bruce's rapid, counter-attacking football, especially with new additions Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, along with Allan Saint-Maximin.

Tottenham are also interested in the winger, with him being a long-term target for Spurs, but since they are set to sign Gareth Bale, their interest has cooled down.

Gray was left out of Leicester's squad for their opening day win at West Brom, when they won 3-0.


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