Demarai Gray 'happy' and ready to commit future to Leicester City

Demarai Gray is ready to end the uncertainty over his Leicester City future by signing a new contract, after the appointment of Claude Puel.

Gray is expected to finally sign a £50,000-a-week deal following months of negotiations between his representatives and the Leicester board.

The England under-21 international has been frustrated for the past year over a lack of first-team opportunities, making only his first Premier League start of the season in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton.

Bournemouth had a £25 million bid rejected for Gray in the summer and his future appeared up in the air after limited game time under Craig Shakespeare.

But Puel, who replaced Shakespeare last week, watched Gray produce a man-of-the-match performance on Sunday and the contract saga is now drawing to a conclusion.

“We obviously wanted to see who the new manager was and stuff, a bit of stability, but I’m happy playing football here,” said Gray.