“A fresh start” – Manager admits Spurs-linked winger looks set to leave

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Dom Le Roy

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Demarai Gray could be on his way out of Leicester City in the near future.

Gray was linked with a move to Spurs in the previous transfer window but the winger ended up staying put at the King Power Stadium.

The 24-year-old, whose contract at Leicester runs out at the end of the season, has not made a single Premier League appearance so far this season and multiple reports over the last month have suggested that he could be Tottenham bound.

Duncan Castles revealed last month in The Transfer Window Podcast  that Leicester believe that Gray is on his way to Spurs, with the journalist suggesting that the 24-year-old’s refusal to sign a contract is the reason why he has been frozen out by Rodgers.

Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur backed up that claim by claiming last week on social media that Spurs are the front runners for the wide-man’s signature.

Rodgers has now admitted that the winger is likely to be playing for another club next season.

When asked about Gray’s future, the Leicester boss told Sky Sports: “It’s pretty clear with Demarai that he’s looking to move on. His attitude to training has been first class, he has been very professional.

“He is at the stage of his career where he has been here a long time and hasn’t maybe nailed down a place. A fresh start may be the course for him.

“I will always respect him and until his last day I will never discard him but it’s looking more than likely he will probably be somewhere else next season.”

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Some Spurs fans might turn their noses up at Gray and question why we would sign a player who cannot get into the Leicester side. However, it is clear that the reason he is not getting any minutes this season is due to his contract situation.

It is also evident that Gray has been on our radar for a long-time and so I would not be surprised if we were to snap him up on a free transfer next summer. While the 24-year-old’s development has stalled over the last couple of years, I still believe he could potentially be an excellent impact substitute.

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