Leicester City boss Brenden Rogers has claimed that this season’s been a difficult one for reported Leeds United target Demarai Gray. 

The Whites were linked to Gray, 24, by the Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath in October ahead of his contract being up in the summer. Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett has more recently claimed that the Yorkshire club could eye the ex-Birmingham attacker in the summer.

After playing in 21 Premier League games in 2019/20, Gray has featured for just 18 minutes this season.

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His boss Rodgers was still full of praise for the Englishman in his post-match interview after beating Brentford.

“You here of players out there that stop working hard, they stop training and they become really difficult to get a move,” said Rodgers, as shown on YouTube.

“Absolutely couldn’t be further from the truth [regarding Gray].

“He’s a good guy. He comes in. It’s hard for him. He’s never been in this situation before.

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“But whilst he is still here at the club, we will still respect his work. He’ll respect how we work and train.”

So much potential 

You’d have thought that if Gray lets his contract run down to the summer a host of clubs will come in for him.

The tricky winger would be an asset to any side. He must be really unhappy by featuring for such little time this season.

His attacking attributes, such as his pace and footwork, mean he could be a perfect fit for the Marcelo Bielsa philosophy. In his time with Leeds, the boss has shown countless times his ability to improve players.

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Gray joined Leicester midway through their title-winning season from Birmingham City. At the time he was one of England’s hottest young prospects.

Sadly, things haven’t quite worked out for him at the King Power stadium.

At the age of 24, he’s still got his best years ahead of him and would be an absolute steal for Leeds to pick up on a free transfer this summer.

In other Leeds United news, Simon Jordan makes £100m transfer claim on talkSPORT

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