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Premier League rivals 'open talks' with Leicester City over Demarai Gray transfer

Premier League rivals 'open talk' with Leicester City over Demarai Gray transfer

According the reports, Leicester City have been approached by Tottenham Hotspur to sign Demarai Gray, with the North London club being interested in the winger for the last few months.

The report stated that Jose Mourinho has already talked to Gray on a personal level, and preliminary talks over the possibility of a deal have started.

Gray is reportedly unhappy at Leicester after not playing in as many games as he hoped for after joining the club in January 2016 from Birmingham City.

Gray only started three Premier League games in 2019/20, being subbed in on 18 times, and being left on the bench on 11 occasions. He was also left out of the squad six times.

Tottenham could prove to be an intriguing destination for Gray, with the 24-year-old winger having one year remaining on his contract at Leicester, with Spurs wanting to add to their forward line.

Leicester will probably want to receive some funds for Gray instead of letting him leave for free next summer, especially since he is unlikely to sign a new contract at the club.

Gray's current valuation is around £15 million, yet Leicester could drop it down significantly due to his contract situation.

Brendan Rodgers has opted to play Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes ahead of Gray this season, with Perez scoring eight goals and four assists, whilst Barnes scored six goals and provided eight assists.

With Spurs playing in the Europa League next season, they will want to shore up their options in the squad, yet Leicester will also want to maintain some level of squad depth, and they are yet to sign a player this transfer window.

Speaking in June, Rodgers claimed that "He's obviously a player we want to keep," adding that when Gray is "focused and concentrated", he can have an immense impact.

Rodgers added that Gray has "wonderful talent", but needs to work on his end product, wanting him to add to his goals and assists.


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