Championship side Birmingham City are desperate to hold onto their teenage wing prodigy Demarai Gray. According to BBC Radio 5 Live the club have rejected a £5m for Gray from table topper Bournemouth.
Pat Murphy of 5 Live has told listeners: “Birmingham have rejected a £5m bid from Bournemouth for their 18-year-old striker Demarai Gray. This is the fifth time Bournemouth have been in for Gray after an initial offer of £3.5m was also rejected. Birmingham say Gray is not for sale.”
Gray is just 18-years-old but the Birmingham born midfielder has shot to fame in recent months. After beginning his career with Chocolate factory side Cadbury Athletic, Gray moved to the Birmingham City youth system in 2006. After graduating their academy, Gray broke into the first team in 2013 and has since played in 30 Championship fixtures.
The creative youngster has netted 5 goals for the Blues and his good performances have altered clubs to his signature. However Bournemouth, not normally known for paying big fees, have so far failed with a number of offers to prize Gray away from St Andrew’s Stadium.
Can Birmingham hold on to the Gray till the end of the day?
By Gareth Thomas | February 2nd, 2015