Demarai Gray

Demarai Gray Joins Bayer Leverkusen On Permanent Transfer

Leicester City can confirm that winger Demarai Gray has signed a permanent deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, subject to international clearance.

- Demarai Gray makes permanent switch to Germany 
- The winger played 168 times for the Foxes and scored 13 goals
- He joined the Club from Birmingham City in January 2016 

The 24-year-old, a Premier League title-winner with the Foxes in 2015/16, made a total of 168 appearances and scored 13 goals for the Club in all competitions. 

Speaking to LCFC.com, Demarai said: “Today I say goodbye to a wonderful Club and family, which is how it is at Leicester City. I want to thank everyone at the Club who has helped me to become a better footballer.

“My debut and winning the Premier League have been unforgettable moments that will be part of my career forever, together with the goal against Cardiff. It was a privilege to score that and to be able to dedicate it to a wonderful man and Chairman, Khun Vichai.

“I’m ready for a new challenge now and I wish the Club and all my team-mates a future full of success.”

Gray joined LCFC from Birmingham City in January 2016 and made his debut later that month in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur. 

His top-flight bow came in a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, and he went on to make a further 11 appearances in City’s historic Premier League title triumph that season. 

Gray’s first goal for the Club came against Manchester United in September 2016, a campaign where he featured five times in the UEFA Champions League as the Foxes reached the last eight of the competition. 

In November 2018, Demarai produced what will always be remembered as an iconic moment in the Club’s history - the only goal in an emotionally charged 1-0 win at Cardiff City. It was the Club’s first game after the helicopter accident that claimed the lives of the Club’s Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha; staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai; and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz.

This season, he played twice for Brendan Rodgers’ side, and now joins a Leverkusen outfit who are currently fourth in the Bundesliga. 

The Football Club would like to thank Demarai for his contribution and wish him the very best for his future career.

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