Bayer 04 Leverkusen sign Demarai Gray from Leicester City!

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have signed winger Demarai Gray. The 24-year-old Englishman joins Leverkusen from Premier League club Leicester City; Gray has penned a deal with the Werkself to June 30, 2022.

“Demarai Gray is a tricky, very fast and penetrating winger who will give our attacking game an additional boost,” said Bayer 04 sporting director Simon Rolfes in describing the right-footer who was a surprise Champion of England with Leicester City in 2016. “He’s capable of winning out in fast one-on-ones and bringing his teammates into play. Thanks to his experience in the Premier League, Demarai is a player who can help us straightaway.”

Sporting managing director Rudi Völler sees Gray, who has dual English and Jamaican nationality, “as important strengthening our squad in view of the large number of games we will face in the second half of the season,” said Völler. “Demarai is an unpredictable forward who will give us more options for the rest of the season.”

For Gray, who played five games in the UEFA Champions League for the Foxes, the move to Bayer 04 is “great opportunity to gain new experience abroad at a very attractive club. The whole world was watching when the Bundesliga was the first big league to start playing again last year after the break caused by the coronavirus. I like German football,” declared Gray. “I’ve seen how Bayer 04 attack, are aggressive with great technique going forward and like to dictate the game through possession. I’ll fit in well. I can, and I would, like to develop here and be successful with this attractive team.”

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