Leicester City supporters have been pretty despondent in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team suffer just a third Premier League defeat of 2018 courtesy of a 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.
Claude Puel’s men went into their meeting with the North East giants having won four and drawn four of their ten league matches since the turn of the year, a run of form which very much consolidated their top ten position in the division. Yet the Foxes suffered their first home league defeat since the middle of December as goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez gave Rafa Benitez’s side a commanding lead, and while Jamie Vardy did get one back for the hosts, it wasn’t enough to prevent an 11th Premier League loss of the campaign.
Subsequently, there have been many disappointed Leicester fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are hoping their side can get back to winning ways when they travel to seventh place Burnley on Saturday.
Yet several of our resident Foxes supporters are already looking ahead to the summer window and what business their side may seek to conduct, with many of the opinion that £13.5 million-rated star Demarai Gray (as per Transfermarkt) should be seriously considering his future after a frustrating campaign thus far.
The 21-year-old made the move to the King Power Stadium back in January 2016, but has since then struggled to command regular football at the Midlands club (albeit he did join in the middle of their Premier League title-winning campaign).
Nonetheless, the England Under-21 international has mustered no more than four successive Premier League starts since moving to Leicester little over two years ago, and for a player with an abundance of ability in the final third, that simply isn’t enough.
Yes, his consistency hasn’t quite been there for much of the current campaign, but at the age of 21, Gray will surely be looking for more regular football than he is currently getting – after all, many 21-year-olds are playing week in, week out for their respective sides in the Premier League nowadays.
The former Birmingham City man grabbed an assist last week in their 2-0 success at Brighton, but that still didn’t convince manager Puel to give him a start against Newcastle on Saturday, even though all three of his league goals this term have come in starts for the Foxes.
Ultimately, there is little doubting that Gray has huge ability and potential to go on and become a fantastic winger, but even at the tender age of 21, he’ll want more regular football than he is currently achieving at Leicester.
And with the Foxes likely in the market for reinforcements this summer to challenge the top six next term, and certainly were they to possibly earn Europa League football, Gray could find himself even further down the pecking order.
As such, the 21-year-old winger should seriously be considering his future at the King Power Stadium ahead of the summer window.
Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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