German website Sport1 have claimed that Leicester City want just £1.8million for winger Demarai Gray given that his contract is set to expire at the end of the season – amid reports Leeds United and Southampton are keen.
Gray, 24, has managed just two appearances for Leicester this season – only one of which has come in the Premier League. The England Under-21 man is in the final year of his contract and the Foxes are ready to get rid.
The report claims Bayer Leverkusen want the former Birmingham City man and can sign him for just £1.8million – but the report states Leverkusen do not even want to pay that. They might not be the only team interested.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror (5/1; page 47), Leeds are winning the race for Gray while West Brom, Southampton and Sheffield United are also interested. The reported fee may convince the likes of Leeds.
TBR’s view – Which club should go for Gray?
Leeds hardly need a winger. Jack Harrison and Raphinha are both impressing while Ian Poveda, Pablo Hernandez, Stuart Dallas, Helder Costa and Gjanni Alioski can also play on the flanks. Leeds are well stocked.
West Brom need some inspiration from anywhere in their fight against the drop and Gray may provide that, while Southampton have a track record for bringing through English talent – though Theo Walcott may keep him out.
Sheffield United are on the way down and Bayer Leverkusen would hardly see Gray start. The Baggies might be his best choice but at just £1.8million, there are likely to be numerous options for Gray.