According to iNews, Everton is open to the possibility of selling Demarai Gray during this summer transfer window, relays the EvertonNews. The Toffees are said to be seeking a fee that is significantly higher than £10 million for the talented winger.
Despite joining Goodison Park for a modest £1.7 million just two years ago, Gray has emerged as one of Everton’s standout performers during a challenging period, having scored nine goals in the Premier League.
Earlier this week, The Daily Mail reported that Gray had attracted interest from Crystal Palace and clubs in Saudi Arabia. Initially, it appeared unlikely that Everton would allow him to depart under Sean Dyche’s management. However, recent reports suggest that they are now prepared to offload the 26-year-old in order to bolster their transfer budget for the summer.
Considering Gray has only one year left on his current contract, Everton aims to secure a significant profit from his sale to avoid the risk of losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season. The report indicates that while Everton possesses the option to extend his contract for an additional year, they are willing to let him depart if they receive the “right offer.” Initially, selling Demarai Gray might have seemed unfavorable for Everton given their limited attacking options, but they stand to generate a substantial eight-figure sum from his departure, which would be a remarkable achievement.