It seems that Liverpool are making great strides with their pursuit of Birmingham whizkid, Demarai Gray to try and get the player to Anfield this January for a fee of £3.5 million.
According to reports in The Mirror, the Reds will be hoping to have Gray join Anfield as early as January, but if they are patient enough they could see that figure be smaller as the Birmingham winger’s buy-out clause will be decreased to £3 million next summer.
The 19 year old winger really made an impression last season having won Birmingham City’s Young Player of the Year and finally displaying his immense talent that many of the Bluenoses always believed they would be able to see at St Andrews.
While the young winger might not have scored any goals so far this season, it hasn’t stopped Gray from getting high plaudits from fans and crictics alike.
Birmingham manager Gary Rowett highly rates the talented Gray as one of the hottest prospects in the Championship and even turned down several offers for the winger in the past few years by the likes of Bournemouth, Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle United.
Considering Liverpool had to let Raheem Sterling join Manchester City this summer, this might be exactly the diamond in the rough type of player who will be able to provide depth in the Liverpool squad as many of their wingers are on loan and have adapted to new positions at the team. Currently Jordan Ibe is their only natural winger and Demarai Gray could be part of an excellent future pairing on the wing which could set fear into Premier League oppositions for years to come.