Demarai Gray: ‘I’m delighted to be back in the Premier League’

Thu 22 July 2021 | 17:43

Demarai Gray is back to the Premier League after only spending six months at Bayer Leverkusen.

Former Leicester winger

Demarai Gray


Bayer Leverkusen

on an 18-month deal in January. However, after only six months, he decided to go back to English football as he signed a three-year deal with



Gray has told

Everton's official website


"I’m delighted to be back in the Premier League at such a big club and I’m excited to play with the team and get to work.

"Speaking to the manager and [director of football] Marcel Brands, I had a really good feel for the club and I feel this is a place where I can continue to develop.

"The manager, with his ambition and what he has won in the past, is important and we’ll look to push forward and compete with the top clubs. I think a club of this magnitude has all the potential to be right up there.

"Collectively with what Marcel and the manager have said to me, everything fits, including the club’s ambitions and goals. Everton are a very big club and the main objective is to be pushing and competing back up there in the table.

"I want to work hard on the training pitch and work my hardest for the club on the pitch."

Gray is now going to compete with the likes of Townsend and Richarlison for regular game time as he was given the No. 11 shirt.

However, it seems he knows what he is doing and is used to the challenges posed by life in the Premier League as he was part of Leicester’s remarkable title triumph in 2015/16.

Gray added:

"I want to push on, be a pivotal player in the squad, help the team score goals and assist goals.

"I feel like I’m at a period in my career now where I can put everything together and achieve the targets I have set for myself.

"Personally, I just want to help this team succeed, win games and be up there in the table, and to enjoy my football.

"I’m a speedy, tricky winger who enjoys running with the ball. I like to play anywhere along the front three and I feel like I can be dangerous in all areas. And with the ability I know I have and the belief in myself, I can help this team."

source: SportMob