Demarai Gray is in advanced talks over a move to Al Shabab.

That’s according to The Bobble, who has reported that the Everton winger is closing in on a move to Saudi Arabia.

Gray joined the Toffees from Bayer Leverkusen for only £1.5 million two years ago and has since scored eleven goals in all competitions.

Despite making 33 appearances in the Premier League last season, Gray now looks set to leave Goodison Park and was previously linked with Fulham and Crystal Palace.

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While the forward looked very likely to stay in England, it has since gone quiet on the London front after Everton demand in excess of £10 million for his signature.

Gray has been linked with a move to the Middle East in recent days and the report claims that he could now move to the Saudi Pro League over the next week. Al Shabab are willing to meet Everton’s valuation, while personal terms ‘aren’t expected to be a problem’.

Al Shabab’s President, Khalid Al Thunayan, has also spoken out on the club’s interest in Gray and said: “God willing, we will soon hire Demarai Gray, a player from Everton and the Jamaican national team.”

The final decision is still down to Gray, who is yet to confirm his desire to move to Saudi Arabia. However, it doesn’t look like he currently has any further offers on the table.

Are Everton making a mistake in offloading Demarai Gray to Al Shabab?

Demarai Gray‘s goalscoring record was never particularly eye-catching on Merseyside, however he was definitely one of their few attacking sparks last season.

The Jamaica international created 42 chances and completed 55 take-ons in the Premier League last time out – around double the stats of Wilfried Gnonto.

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Of course, the Italian winger is eight years his junior and played less minutes than the Everton man. But it doesn’t take away what Gray offered Sean Dyche up top.

However, ‘electric’ Gray has only a year left on his contract and to rake in over £10m for his exit could be huge for Everton in the final week of the window.

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