After bursting onto the scene with an impressive spell in the Championship for his boyhood club Birmingham City, Demarai Gray earned his top flight move in 2016, and within six months, he was a Premier League champion with Leicester City.
He had all the raw talent you would want in a winger and was touted to be the sort of player who could attract a £30-40m fee, while also being a future England international. However, after losing his way at Leicester, he spent six months at Bayer Leverkusen, which also never went to plan. But now, he has been snapped up by Everton for a snip at £1.7m and with the Toffees' limited options on the wings, Gray has a better chance at first-team football at his new club.
In Rafael Benitez’s first two games as manager, Gray has been his best performer, creating plenty of chances, adding some much-needed pace to a very slow, lacklustre Everton team, and getting off the mark in their 2-2 draw at Elland Road last weekend. At such a bargain price of £1.75m, he looks like the sort of player Everton fans have been crying out for.