11 July 2017

Spurs, Liverpool and Everton keen on Demarai Gray but he has future with Leicester

CRAIG SHAKESPEARE has told fed-up winger Demarai Gray he has a future with Leicester.

Spurs, Liverpool and Everton have all been linked with the England Under-21 starlet.

Demarai Gray has been told he could yet have a future with Leicester
The England Under-21s star has grown frustrated at a lack of playing time
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Gray, 21, was outstanding as the Young Lions reached the semis of the European Championships in Poland last month.

But he is yet to make a similar impact at club level and has made just ten Premier League starts since a £3.75million move from Birmingham in June last year.

Leicester boss Shakey told him he will be rewarded if he can recapture his England form for the Foxes.

Shakespeare said: “He has huge potential and is rated very highly here. Demarai is a young lad and I understand the frustration of young players expecting and wanting more game time.

“But they have to be respectful of their team-mates and who is in front of them.

“Hopefully, this season we’ll see him play more.”

Demarai Gray made just ten Premier League starts since a £3.75million move from Birmingham in June last year
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is not giving up on his starlet just yet
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Demarai Gray scores a fabulous FA Cup goal for Leicester against Derby

Gray aired his grievances in public while on international duty.

He said: “I am hungry and want to make my mark. I don’t feel I have been able to do that as much as I want.”

And boss Shakespeare added: “I’ve had conversations with Demarai about being patient.

“I understand that sometimes that can just be words but he has a big future here.”

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