Everton attacker Demarai Gray has now sent a five-word message to Ishe Samuels-Smith following the 17-year-old’s Goodison Park exit.

Samuels-Smith, who never made a senior appearance for Everton, surprisingly completed a £4m move to Chelsea last week.

Indeed, once compared to former Everton left-back Leighton Baines, Ishe Samuels-Smith was considered one of the Toffees’ brightest young prospects.

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However, given the club’s precarious financial situation, it seems that the Blues have resorted to selling potential future stars to make up for their transfer mistakes of the past.

The sudden switch to Stamford Bridge may have come out of the blue, though Everton player Demarai Gray left a strange five-word message on Ishe Samuels-Smith Instagram following his departure.

The teenager posted a message confirming his move to Chelsea, stating: “Time for a new chapter and challenge. Honour to join such a historical club, can’t wait to get started. let’s go to work @chelseafc.”

Commenting on Ishe’s post, Demarai Gray said: “Makes sense. Well done bro.”

Demarai Gray Instagram remarks to Samuels-Smith a show of disrespect towards Everton

What exactly Gray means by ‘makes sense’ is not clear, though it seems an unnecessary and disrespectful remark to Everton.

He could mean that it ‘makes sense’ that such a talented youngster would attract the attention of one of the Premier League’s elite, or that a move to Chelsea could further his career more than staying at Everton, or indeed he could be referencing Everton’s need to generate revenue.

Everton must invest wisely in their squad this summer and it seems that the club are having to sell before they can buy, with Ellis Simms also moving to pastures new in a £3.5m move to Coventry City.

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Gray himself has been linked with a Goodison Park departure with Crystal Palace reportedly interested, as well as Saudi Pro League side Ali-Hilal.

Given his provocative comment, I doubt many Everton fans would be sad to see him follow the youngster out the Goodison Park exit.

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