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Valencia CF make contact with Leicester City winger

Valencia CF have contacted the representatives of Leicester City winger Demarai Gray to discuss a transfer, according to Marca.

The Spanish’s clubs director Pablo Longoria met with Walid Bouzid, who manages the 21-year-old, in Leicester talking about a potential move for around 30 minutes.

It is understood that the Foxes are unlikely to sell Gray with the club viewing the player as one of their most important assets.

Gray to Valencia?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Demarai Gray of Leicester City shows appreciation to the fans during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Stoke City at The King Power Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

In recent years, the idea of a British player moving abroad has become far less uncommon with a number of young players seeking pastures new in different countries.

The likes of Jadon Sancho, Ademola Lookman, Chris Willock, Keanan Bennetts and Reo Griffiths moving to clubs outside of England in search of greater first-team football and to experience a different culture of football.

Now, Demarai Gray could become the next British player to move abroad with Spanish club Valencia targeting his signature.

Valencia are looking to replace Gonçalo Guedes after the Portuguese international returned to parent club Paris Saint-Germain following the conclusion of his loan spell.

The Leicester City player is a man who has attracted the La Liga clubs interest and contact has been made with his representatives.

Last summer, the former Premier League champions rejected an offer worth 30m euros for the winger and are likely to demand in excess of that again this month.

Slimani enquiry

Valencia also made an enquiry about the possibility of signing Islam Slimani with the Foxes making the striker available for transfer.

The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Newcastle United and has failed to prove himself at the King Power since joining from Sporting Lisbon back in 2016.

 

 

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