Everton winger Demarai Gray is set to leave the club to join Saudi Arabian side Al Ettifaq for a fee in the region of £10 million.

Journalist Alan Myers confirmed that the 27-year-old was set to leave Sean Dyche’s side after a £10 million deal was agreed.

Gray has made his desire to leave Goodison Park clear, including a story post on Instagram, where he criticises boss Dyche for ‘not respecting him as a person’.

The winger was set to leave the club back on Friday during deadline day, but saw a proposed move collapse. However, the Jamaican international looks set to have wishes met as he leaves the club to join Steven Gerrard’s side in Saudi Arabia.

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The end for Demarai Gray at Everton

Gray joined Everton for a deal in the region of £1.7 million just two years ago and although many fans are disappointed he’s departing, the £10m fee reported signals a good piece of business by the club.

Toffees boss Dyche has commented on Gray’s pending departure and admitted that it is important that the fanbase hear the truth about the departure.

“It’s an unfortunate one because I try to keep our business in-house. I think on this occasion, it’s right to reply.

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“Demarai made it clear that he felt he was getting a move (away from Everton) and he told us a move was done, which was interesting to hear from a player.

“We said it’s not a done deal because this club is the most important. This club will make decisions on the future of you as players and not the other way around.

“I think it’s right to let our fans know that’s the truth.”

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