New deal: Leicester City star Demarai Gray signs new four-year contract
Demarai Gray has penned a new contract with Leicester City
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Leicester City winger Demarai Gray has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League club.
The 21-year-old had been in talks over a fresh deal for months and has finally penned a deal until 2021, the club announced on Thursday.
Gray admitted following the departure of Craig Shakespere last week that he was he was waiting to see who their new manager would be before he committed his long-term future to the Foxes.
The England Under-21 international scored his first Premier League goal in over a year and was named man-of-the-match in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton – Claude Puel’s first game as manager.
And he has now signed a new contract with the club that runs until June 2021.
Gray has made close to 150 senior appearances for the Foxes since joining from Birmingham City for £3.7million in January 2016.
The 21-year-old was a member of their Premier League winning squad but was used mostly as a substitute throughout his early days at the club – Sunday was only his 12th league start for Leicester, having come on as a substitute 39 times.
And now he is keen to push on and become a regular first-team player for the Foxes.
Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: “I’m very happy. Now I just want to kick on and keep doing what I’m doing. I want to be starting games and, for me to be doing that, I have to work hard in training.
“As a whole, we’re a good group and we have a good dressing room. Now I want to get my head down and keep kicking on for the team.
“For me personally, it’s now about developing as a player and the rest will take care of itself.”