Pochettino must pull of bargain attacker move in reported £12m deal
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham must press ahead and pay the £12million release clause to sign Leicester winger Demarai Gray.
The Daily Mirror report that the 20-year-old could be set to leave the Foxes after growing frustrated with his lack of first team opportunities.
The report details that there is a £12million clause in his contract and Sprus are monitoring the situation alongside Liverpool and Everton.
Mauricio Pochettino must blink first and pursue a move for Leicester’s highly rated youngster in the summer transfer window.
The left winger, who can also play as a central attacker, has emerged as one of England’s best upcoming stars.
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He has become an important player for Leicester since his arrival in January 2016 and been one of the club’s best performers during a difficult season.
Gray certainly has all the tricks in the book and has the potential to become a star if mentored correctly.
The England Under-21 international is known to be a long-term reported target for Spurs and they can snap him up now for a great £12million price.
The north London club could do with some extra attacking players to bolster their squad for next campaign and Gray is ready to take the next step in his career.
Spurs fans should see a £12million deal as a great investment and it would help strengthen the English core in the side, while they should remember that £30million was splashed out on flop Moussa Sissoko.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club’s long-term target has stalled during talks over a new contract.