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Demarai Gray has had to settle for a role on the bench at Leicester City this season.
James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez have all thrived under Brendan Rodgers in the current campaign to keep Gray out of the side, with the performances of the latter something that should be of particular concern to the former Birmingham City man.
With seven goals in the Premier League this term, Perez is Leicester’s highest goalscorer after Jamie Vardy (19), showing his importance to the team currently. It leaves Gray, who has made just two league starts, in an unfavourable position, with the Spaniard’s right wing spot being his only real way into the starting XI.
As per Transfermarkt, it is the position Rodgers has mostly utilised the £16.2m-rated man in. But with the Foxes needing Perez’s goals, as well as his creativity (four assists this term, the third most in the squad), Gray is going to find it hard to make it his own.
Does Demarai Gray have a future at Leicester City?
It leaves the 23-year-old with a decision to make, and perhaps Leicester as well with his contract set to expire next year. He needs regular game time if he wishes to become a full England international like some of his team-mates, while the King Power hierarchy will surely want to avoid potentially losing him on a free transfer.
Considering all of that, after four years at the club and a Premier League title, a move could soon be on the cards as Gray looks to continue his development and make that next step in his career.
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