Everton forward Demarai Gray is now close to joining Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab.
However, as per Fabrizio Romano, the 27-year-old has reached a ‘verbal agreement’ with Al Shabab, though the journalist confirms that personal terms are yet to be agreed.
Taking to Twitter, Romano said: “Excl: Al Shabab reach verbal agreement in principle to sign Demarai Gray. Deal only agreed club to club at this stage – as Saudi sources confirm.
Al Shabab will now start talks also on personal terms – up to Demarai’s decision.”
MORE EVERTON STORIES
Gray move can secure much needed funds for Dyche’s attacking reinforcements
Sean Dyche left Gray on the substitute’s bench for five out of the last 18 games of the 2022/23 Premier League season and it has become clear that the Everton boss does not fancy the 27-year-old.
As further evidenced by yesterday’s 4-0 defeat at Villa Park, the Toffees still have plenty of work to do in the transfer market this summer, and a cash injection from Gray’s sale could be a huge boost to Sean Dyche.
Gray contributed four Premier League goals for Everton last season as the Blues managed a measly total of 34 strikes last term.
Indeed, Everton have yet to score this season, as if to exemplify where Sean Dyche needs to strengthen and so recouping some of the club’s investment in Demarai Gray is good business for the Blues.