Leicester winger Demarai Gray is being closely monitored by several top Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Tottenham, according to the Mirror.
The 21-year-old signed for Leicester in January 2016 and was a part of their thrilling title-winning season. It was last campaign, however, during which the ex-Birmingham City man really made a breakthrough, having given several impressive performances for the Foxes – these have clearly attracted the attention of some top clubs.
Gray usually plays from the left-side of midfield for Leicester but operates further forward as a left winger. A right-footer, the Englishman likes to come inside to cross or shoot, and demonstrated this a number of times last season, scoring a particularly memorable goal at Old Trafford when doing this.
He is also just as comfortable using his pace and trickery to get to the by-line and this versatility makes Gray a nightmare for any defender.
A Birmingham City academy graduate, the forward has been involved in the England youth setup since the under-18s and had a very successful start to the recent under-21 Euro Competition, having scored two goals in the group stages helping the Three Lion’s top their group.
The Mirror revealed that, after impressing in the England youth setup, Gray wants assurances with Leicester about first-team football, as Spurs and Liverpool closely monitor his situation.
The 21-year-old admitted himself that he found last season very tough, making just nine starting appearances for the Foxes, and twenty-one from the bench – little time to make an impact.
For Tottenham and Liverpool, the Leicester youngster would improve their respective squad depth greatly. A clever, creative and speedy winger, able to change the game at any moment. At the age of 21 as well, Demarai Gray has a great deal to offer in the future and could be one of the Premier League’s best wingers in the coming years.
Leicester signed the youngster for £3.5 million but would likely make a big profit on their initial investment. However, both clubs interested have Champions League revenue incoming, so money would be no object. If Gray’s head was turned by one of the sides, they would offer an exciting opportunity.
When comparing Liverpool and Tottenham, it’s likely the Englishman would fit into the latter’s side better as he’s young – like most of the Spurs team – and also a winger, something of which the London club lack. Liverpool, on the other hand, have Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and new man Mohamed Salah who can all fill in out wide.
With Tottenham a great option, Gray could well be on the move. Yet, whatever happens for the youngster this summer, the Englishman must ensure he gets game time to turn his undoubted potential into reality.
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