A January boost in the pursuit of Leicester City winger Demarai Gray’s signature may be imminent for Newcastle United after it’s been claimed that Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is prepared to do a ‘cut-price deal’ that could see the 24-year-old Englishman leave Leicester when the transfer window opens next month.
Why would Rodgers do a cut-price deal for Gray?
Gray is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football for Leicester this term, with the 24-year-old having made just one appearance for the Foxes’ senior squad this season, with that appearance coming in Leicester’s 2-0 EFL Cup loss to Arsenal back in September.
Additionally, Gray’s current Foxes deal is set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, so, with it looking like the player is not in Rodgers’ first-team plans and, as a result, unlikely to get a new contract offer from the East Midlands club, perhaps January represents a final chance for the Foxes to cash in on the winger before he leaves on a free transfer next summer.
Newcastle United aren’t the only club said to be interested in Gray
While a cut-price deal could allow Newcastle to secure Gray’s signature for a bargain price, the Toon will still seemingly face plenty of competition for the player’s signature because, per 90min, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Crystal Palace and Southampton are all said to be keeping tabs on the man who’s made four goal contributions in four Premier League 2 appearances for Leicester City’s U23s this term.
Should Newcastle sign Demarai Gray?
So, it would seem that despite Gray not featuring much for Leicester’s first-team this season, interest is still high in him amongst Premier League clubs and if they’re to secure the alleged transfer target’s signature, the Toon may have to make the player a very good offer to become a more attractive destination than those other top-flight sides are.
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