Just as we thought there couldn’t be any more rumours about Demarai Gray, various media outlets are reporting Southampton are now in the hunt.
There’s word of Sadio Mane moving in January and Ronald Koeman has already revealed that he will try to lure attacking prospects in the January transfer window, and ‘Gray could be an ideal target’ for the Dutchman.
Liverpool and Bournemouth have been at the forefront for the winger for many months now, and quite frankly many Blues fans are bored of the whole saga. As transfers go at Blues, they haven’t been a club to hold back their prime assets in the past, especially those that have came through the ranks such as Nathan Redmond and Jack Butland – who have gone on to be top players for their respective clubs.
However, with Liverpool having first choice on Demarai, it seems if another club wants him there will be a bidding war. This will only cause more rumour overdrive in the social media world and the dark corner of Twitter will be lit up once again.
It’s a given his future will lie somewhere else next season if Blues don’t reach the ‘promise land’, but the question is will Blues fans be bothered to see him go next month, or are they just bored of the rumours?
Two weeks ago Blues fans were left in the dark and worried that Gary Rowett would leave the club for Fulham. Nevertheless that was caused by rumours that can easily turn heads. Demarai Gray may have a mature head on his shoulders for a 19-year-old but there is no doubt he will be eyeing a move sooner rather than later. All is not lost though, Solomon-Otabor has proved he can be a regular in the first team and with the likes of Charlee Adams in the ranks, it proves Blues do have stars waiting to make their breakthrough.
Southampton are known for their English connections, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Ricky Lambert to name a few. Arsenal are also looking for more homegrown talent, so Gray is an easy target. Demarai may not have performed to the best of his ability this season, and that could be effected by the star studded headlines, but he is still an important player for Gary Rowett.
As seen in the video above his creativity on the pitch is, and has been, second to none that no one else in the team really possesses. However his decision making and finishing are two of his weakness’s that have been a slight problem for the winger this season. If he gets those two areas revitalised he will be a top Premier League player. Where is the best place to improve those areas? At Blues.
The latest rumour arrived last week, stating that should Blues lose our next five games, Demarai Gray might get angry, potentially, and possibly might quit the club. Sadly January will be the month that rumours thrive on and Blues fans will have to suck it and see and not believe what the cockney media are splurging freely at their computer screen’s.