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Report: Southampton join race to sign Leicester fringe player Demarai Gray

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Report: Southampton join race to sign Leicester fringe player Demarai Gray

Southampton are in the race to sign Leicester City winger Demarai Gray when his contract expires in the summer, according to The Sun.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to bolster his ranks and has identified the Foxes star as a potential recruit.

The 24-year-old has featured just once in the Premier League this season and will be allowed to leave by Brendan Rodgers.

Gray signed for Leicester in 2016 from Birmingham City and had been tipped as an exciting talent.

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His development has stalled somewhat, however, with 13 goals and 17 assists coming from his 169 appearances.

A fresh start looks ideal for the youngster and a move to Southampton could be on the cards.

Gray will be out of contract in the summer and right now can discuss terms with clubs who aren’t based in England.

Southampton have started exploring the opportunity of taking the winger to St Mary’s ahead of next season.

 

Hasenhuttl’s team face Liverpool tonight and a win could see them go sixth in the Premier League.

Gray has fallen out of favour under Rodgers, with the youngster making just one matchday squad during 2020/21.

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Gray needs to play football and Southampton are in need of some attacking options.

With that in mind, a move to the south coast looks like an exciting move for the former England under-21 international.

Hasenhuttl has developed a reputation for taking a chance on players who have lost their way somewhat.

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Theo Walcott moved there in the summer and has worked hard to re-establish himself.

Danny Ings was out of contention at Liverpool but is now deemed one of the league’s top goalscorers.

Gray could be the next to become revitalised under the Southampton boss and it’s a move the £55,000-a-week flyer should seriously think about.

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