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Report: Leverkusen ponder bargain basement offer for Leicester's Demarai Gray

By Peter Vice

German broadcaster "Sport1" reports that Bayer 04 Leverkusen currently negotiate with EPL side Leicester City for the transfer of attacker Demarai Gray. 

Demarai Gray.
Demarai Gray.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Germany's red company company team certainly weren't the first Bundesliga side to enquire about a player the English foxes definitely wish to move. One conjectures that they may hope to be the last. Peter Bosz's squad, so depleted that their bench comes in well short of the allowed number of substitutes every matchday, finds itself in desperate need of fresh attackers to rotate in.


Germany's "Sport1" reports that die Werkself have led-wing attacker Demarai Gray in their sights. If the financial details of the report are to be believed, Leverkusen may be on the precipice of a steal of a deal that they would appear foolish to pass up. "Sport1" claims that Leicester City wants only €2 million for a player potentially still worth six times that amount.

The former EPL Champions obviously wish to move Gray before his contract expires at the end of the season. No other sources corroborate the "Sport 1" report at this juncture. The same broadcaster reported that Bayer were interested in acquiring FC Nordsjælland's Kamaldeen Sulemana late last week, yet no further news on that potential deal has leaked. Sulemana would ostensibly cost the club between €2 and €3 million.

Rudi Völler's club was able to acquire Manchester right-fullback Timothy Fosu-Mensah at below-market value last week. Die Werkself paid only €1.7 million for a player with an estimated market worth of €4 million. At a Monday press conference, coach Peter Bosz labelled it doubtful that the young Dutchman would feature in the team's squad against Dortmund on Thursday. He had only completed one full team training session.


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