Demarai Gray is really pushing to join Fulham this summer.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who has claimed that the Everton winger ‘only wants’ the move to Craven Cottage now.
Gray has been heavily linked with a departure from Goodison Park in recent weeks and he now looks set to secure his exit after being omitted from first team training while the two clubs continue negotiations.
The 27-year-old joined Everton from Bayer Leverkusen in 2021 for only £1.7 million and went onto score eleven goals in all competitions.
Despite becoming a regular on Merseyside, the Toffees will now look to cash in on Gray ahead of his contract expiry next summer. It is thought that Everton are demanding in excess of £10m for the Jamaica international.
Gray could well complete his move to the English capital in time for next weekend’s Premier League opener, when he will return to Goodison Park to take on his former team.
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Is Demarai Gray to Fulham a good ideal for Everton?
With Aleksandar Mitrovic looking likely to leave Fulham this summer, the Cottagers could well be battling Everton in the lower half of the table this season.
While Demarai Gray is very good on his day, it still doesn’t seem a bad decision to sell him to one of your rivals – especially not at that price.
The attacker will leave Merseyside for over five times as much as the Toffees paid for him and will nicely line Everton’s pockets with cash to further boost their squad.
Meanwhile, the likes of Arnaut Danjuma and Youssef Chermiti will mean Gray’s exit isn’t too much of a loss.