Sky Sports are reporting that Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare is hoping he can convince Demarai Gray to stay at Leicester City this summer, even though there is interest from Premier League clubs.
Newcastle are only one of the clubs said to be interested in signing the England U21 winger, with big hitters Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool also in the mix for the talented youngster.
Craig is trying to convince his young player that he will get more playing time next season if he stays with the Foxes.
21 year-old Leicester City winger Demarai Gray
But that may be a hard sell for the Leicester City manager given he didn’t get the amount of playing time he was hoping for last term with only 9 starts.
But Gray was simply outstanding for England in the European U21 tournament in Poland this summer when we eventually lost on penalties to Germany in the final – what again?
Demarai’s stock is very high at the moment becasue he looked so good for England, with the two Liverpool clubs and Spurs interested in signing him.
If the interest in him is strong from these three top clubs we cannot see Newcastle having much of a chance of getting him to Tyneside.
It would be up to Rafa Benitez to persuade the winger he can make him into a top player if he would just join Newcastle United.
Newcastle have many wingers lined up this summer as the manager wants to add speed and skill on the wings.
But apart from signing Christian Atsu from Chelsea, who was on loan last season, we haven’t managed to get another winger through the door yet.