Premier League: Leicester City's Demarai Gray signs new four-year contract to end speculation over his future
Leicester City's Demarai Gray has ended lingering speculation over his future by signing a new four-year contract, the former Premier League winners announced on Thursday.
London: Leicester City's Demarai Gray has ended lingering speculation over his future by signing a new four-year contract, the former Premier League winners announced on Thursday.
The England Under-21 international joined the Foxes in January 2016 from Birmingham City and went on to help the team lift the 2015-16 Premier League title just months later.
"I'm very happy," he told Leicester's official video channel LCFC TV. "Now I just want to kick on and keep doing what I'm doing. I want to be starting games and, for me to be doing that, I have to work hard in training.
"As a whole, we're a good group and we have a good dressing room. Now I want to get my head down and keep kicking on for the team."
Gray, 21, starred in new manager Claude Puel's first game on Sunday, scoring the second goal and playing a huge part in Leicester's opening goal in a 2-0 win against Everton.
He had been frustrated with a lack of game time under former managers Claudio Ranieri and Craig Shakespeare.
Sunday's match at the King Power Stadium was just his 12th league start for Leicester. He has come on as a substitute 39 times.
Brendan Rodgers' men were wobbling after losing their previous two top-flight matches but produced a dazzling attacking display against the insipid visitors at the King Power Stadium.
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Iheanacho's 10th Premier League goal of the season — and 17th in all competitions — secured a 2-1 win for the Foxes against Crystal Palace on Monday.
Leicester remain in third place, but fourth placed Chelsea would close the gap to just two points if they beat struggling Fulham on Saturday.