Report: Scout backs Spurs to make approach for Leicester City player

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Dom Le Roy

An unnamed Premier League scout has told French publication Le Phoceen (as translated by Sport Witness) that Tottenham Hotspur are one of the clubs who are expected to be after Demarai Gray’s signature.

Gray has just six months left on his contract at Leicester City and was linked with a move to Tottenham during the previous transfer window but he ended up remaining at the former Premier League champions.

He has made just one Premier Leauge appearance for the Foxes this season and Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he expects the 24-year-old to leave the club in the near future.

Multiple sources over the past couple of months have claimed that the former Birmingham City man is still on Spurs’ radar.

It was first revealed in the Transfer Window Podcast back in November that those at Leicester expect the wide man to join Spurs, while Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur recently claimed that the North Londoners are facing competition from the likes of AS Monaco, Benfica and Olympique Marseille for the England Under-21 international.

While discussing Marseille’s interest in Gray, Le Phoceen spoke to a Premier League scout, who named Spurs as one of the clubs who will look to snap up the winger on a free transfer next summer.

The scout is quoted as saying: “He (Gray) is a very good player who keeps an excellent rating in England. He is still one of the very good wingers of his generation, even if his contractual situation at Leicester means that he is being ruled out by Rodgers and the managers,” a Premier League scout said.

“He is very quick and skilful at knocking out his opponent in the middle of the race, as well as against goalies with a tendency to open his foot to find the opposing side of the net. There will surely be competition, as I think good English clubs will move, like Everton, Tottenham or Southampton.”

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I personally believe Gray could be a very good squad player for us. His pace and ability to take players out of the game would make him a better impact substitute than someone like Lucas Moura. Given our financial situation and the fact that the 24-year-old could be available on a free transfer next summer, I can see why he would be an attractive option for the club.

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