Leeds eye cut-price move for Premier League winger

Demarai Gray against Arsenal

Leeds United are currently in dreamland.

After being promoted to the Premier League, they have taken six points from their opening three games and look ready to do more than just survive this term.

Marcelo Bielsa's team may have conceded plenty, but going forward, they are a force to be reckoned with. That's even without the injured Pablo Hernandez.

Whether he has what it takes to compete across a 38-game season remains to be seen. It's been debated by many and it perhaps answers the question of why Leeds still want to sign another attacking player before the deadline.

Recently, they have been linked with a move for Rodrigo de Paul, a transfer that now looks increasingly unlikely to happen.

However, they've also been touted with switches for plenty of wingers. Whether it be Dan James, Ryan Kent or even Todd Cantwell, they have plenty of options to consider. 

That being said, there is now a new name on Victor Orta's mind to fill that position.

Marcelo Bielsa

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds are now lining up a move for Leicester winger Demarai Gray.

The 24-year-old is out of contract at the King Power Stadium next summer, and thus, could leave the Midlands behind on the cheap. 

Having slipped down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers, Leeds view Gray as an 'intriguing option' as they look to add to their attacking weaponry. 

Leicester have told Gray that he can leave the club, but no fee is mentioned in the report.

Transfermarkt rate the flanker at just £13.05m. 

Demarai Gray and Sead Kolasinac

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With Leeds seemingly in the market for a winger full of goalscoring and creative ability, Gray certainly wouldn't fit the bill.

Rodgers may think that he's a "wonderful talent" but truth be told, he still has a lot to do to prove himself as a game-changing option in the Premier League.

Gray has 132 top-flight appearances to his name but in that time, he's only found the back of the net on ten occasions.

That record isn't great, but there is a player in there somewhere. Leeds know all too well the damage Gray can do.

Gray and Rodgers

In 2015, when he was still playing for Birmingham, he put in an electrifying display as the Blues beat Leeds 2-0 at Elland Road.

Gray was one of the goalscorers as he tormented Gaetano Berardi who happened to be playing at right-back on the day. 

He didn't just score, he created one key pass, performed three successful dribbles and was also fouled two times, via WhoScored. Berardi simply didn't know how to live with him.

Performances like that have been few and far between in the Premier League, but Marcelo Bielsa knows how to get the best out of a player like him.

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