Former Everton star Michael Ball has lauded Demarai Gray after his fine start to the season at the Toffees.
The club brought the winger in during the summer transfer window, securing his signature from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
The deal cost around £1.7m and Gray is already providing to be one of the biggest bargains of the summer transfer window.
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He has made a total of six appearances in the Premier League and has already scored three goals, while also registering one assist.
The winger is already one of the first names on the team sheet under manager Rafael Benitez and the Toffees are currently fifth in the Premier League table.
Ball has been mightily impressed with Gray’s first few appearances for the Toffees and believes that the winger operates in such a way that he is constantly trying to make things happen.
He said: “£1.7m, it seems an absolute bargain right now. There were question marks over the signing when we were first interested but he’s proved straight away why.
“It was the type of player we were missing, he’s got energy, he gets the ball, he goes forward, he tries to break the lines, he’s trying to create and scoring goals, he’s making three man runs. He’s doing everything. He looks like a guy who wants to be at the football club and wants to impress every time he’s on that pitch.”
Gray may have something of a chip on his shoulder, having previously played for Leicester City in the Premier League, making 169 appearances for the club.
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