Gray closing in on Leicester exit, says Rodgers


Gray closing in on Leicester exit, says Rodgers
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - July 19, 2020 Leicester City's Demarai Gray during the warm up before the match (COVID-19) Michael Regan/Pool via REUTERS

In Summary

  • The 24-year-old has made 168 appearances for Leicester in all competitions since arriving from Birmingham City in 2016, but has not been a part of Rodgers’ plans this season
  • “Until his last day here, I will always respect him, there will always be an opportunity for him, and I will never discard him but it’s looking more than likely he will probably be somewhere else next season,” Rodgers said

Leicester City winger Demarai Gray has failed to cement his spot in the side and is likely to leave the Premier League club when his contract expires at the end of the season, manager Brendan Rodgers said.

The 24-year-old has made 168 appearances for Leicester in all competitions since arriving from Birmingham City in 2016, but has not been a part of Rodgers’ plans this season, his sole appearance coming in September’s 2-0 League Cup defeat by Arsenal.

“It’s pretty clear with Demarai that he’s looking to move on,” Rodgers said ahead of Sunday’s match at home against 16th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion.

“His attitude to training has been first class, he has been very professional, but 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.

“Until his last day here, I will always respect him, there will always be an opportunity for him, and I will never discard him but it’s looking more than likely he will probably be somewhere else next season.”

Leicester are fourth in the standings, three points adrift of league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

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