Leicester’s winger Demarai Gray on Liverpool’s radar
Leicester City’s impressive young winger Demarai Gray is being considered by Liverpool ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp is determined to add two wingers to his squad ahead of campaign that he hopes will involve Liverpool playing in Europe again and one of his standout targets is Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt, who was unobtainable in January.
Liverpool were interested in Gray whilst he was at Birmingham City, but the Merseysiders opted not to compete for his signature last season as they were hoping Jordon Ibe would develop. However Ibe was transferred to Bournemouth during the summer.
Back on radar
Now the 20-year-old is back on the radar having continued to impress with the champions since his £3.7 million move. However, he is thought to be one of several potential targets having shone when called upon by Ranieri, scoring twice and assisted a further six goals in 41 games for Leicester. The stats do appear low, but he has played a bit-part role for the Foxes. Gray has averaged a direct goal contribution every other game so far, with his most recent strike a beauty in Leicester’s FA Cup win over Derby County.
His skill, pace and direct attacking style would suit Klopp’s system perfectly, and given he is just 20 years old, there is plenty of scope for Gray to develop under the Reds manager.
Julian Brandt, the Germany Under-21 international, will also be a priority when the window opens. Signing him should be more straightforward given that his club are having a difficult season and will struggle to qualify for Europe through the Bundesliga.
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