Demarai Gray Commits Future To Leicester City
- Winger Demarai Gray signs new four-year contract with Leicester City
- The 21-year-old joined City from Birmingham in January 2016
- Gray has made more than 60 Leicester City appearances and was part of the 2015/16 Premier League-winning squad
- He was named man-of-the-match during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton at King Power Stadium
Having made almost 150 senior appearances, the 21-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting talents in English football and has developed into a key member of the Leicester City squad since his arrival.
The England Under-21 international joined the Foxes in January 2016 from Birmingham City and went on to help the team lift the 2015/16 Premier League title just five months later.
Gray was a key man for the Foxes during the 2-0 victory over Everton.
Demarai has continued to showcase his undoubted ability and potential - underlined by a man-of-the-match display in the 2-0 win over Everton on Sunday evening. The winger’s brilliant run played a key part in Jamie Vardy’s opener before adding a second himself shortly after to help seal the victory.
Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: “I’m very happy. Now I just want to kick on and keep doing what I’m doing. I want to be starting games and, for me to be doing that, I have to work hard in training.
“As a whole, we’re a good group and we have a good dressing room. Now I want to get my head down and keep kicking on for the team.
Gray Delighted To Pen New Deal
Demarai Gray spoke to LCFC TV after putting pen-to-paper on a new deal that keeps the winger here until 2021.
“For me personally, it’s now about developing as a player and the rest will take care of itself.”
Gray began his career with local side Birmingham City and would go on to make almost 80 senior appearances – including 50 Championship starts – before Leicester City swooped to secure his services in January 2016.
He made his debut for the Foxes away to Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup in January 2016, during which he assisted Marcin Wasilewski for a goal in a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.
I’m very happy. Now I just want to kick on and keep doing what I’m doing.Demarai Gray
Demarai’s impact grew the following season. He scored his first Leicester City goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford – a stunning long-range effort – while he also made five appearances for the team in the UEFA Champions League en route to the quarter-finals.
At international level, he remains a key part of the England Under-21s set up, having been part of the squad – along with City team-mate Ben Chilwell – that reached the European Championship Semi-Finals in the summer, with Gray scoring against Poland and Germany along the way.
This season, Gray continues to improve, having been involved in all but one of City’s Premier League games – including arguably his best display for the Foxes so far against Everton on Sunday evening.
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