Having finished 7th in the league table last season, Premier League outfit Everton are likely to aim for a Champions League spot in the upcoming campaign. Under the stewardship of Ronald Koeman, the Toffees have indeed looked like a very decent side which is capable of accomplishing targets, and having signed world class players like Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen, they now possess an arsenal of much better quality as compared to last season.
Koeman has been very sharp in the ongoing summer transfer window and is aiming to tighten the screws of every sphere of his side. The former Southampton manager is now desperate to add more pace in the wider areas an apparently, one of the players he is targeting is Leicester City’s prolific winger Demarai Gray. Gray is tied with the Foxes until the summer of 2020, and apart from Everton, other European heavyweights in the form of Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund are also keen on signing him.
The 21-year-old accumulated 30 appearances under his belt in the Premier League last season with Leicester City, and scored a goal and registered 3 assists. However, the stature of the former English champions has reduced considerably and considering that he has acclimatized himself to the rigours of the English top division, he is likely to look for an outlet this summer in search of a better endeavour. Everton would be a lucrative option for the English U21 and thus, a move to Goodison Park is on the cards for the speedster.
Having emerged through the youth ranks of Cadbury Athletic and Birmingham City, Gray was promoted to the senior side of the latter and played an instrumental role with the Blues. Eventually, he was lured to the ranks of Leicester City in the January transfer window of 2016.
A winger with blistering pace in his legs, he plies his trade with an exceptional work-rate and is an excellent dribbler. He is a huge asset for his employers in the one vs. one situation as he makes full use of his pace and movement to rattle the opposition’s defence.
Besides, he loves to cut inside and aims to score goals and his crosses are worth mentioning as well. Despite his tender age, he has shown immense grit and composure and is a decent finisher. Further, he contributes to the defensive aspects of his side as well and by giving his consent to move under the tutelage of Koeman, he can polish himself further and take his game to the next level.