Birmingham City have reportedly rejected a third bid for exciting teenage talent Demarai Gray.

The fee is believed to have been again offered by Championship leaders Bournemouth and was rumoured to be £3million plus add ons. It is the latest in three attempts made by The Cherries to pinch the teenage winger, after bids of £1.5million and £2million were rejected.

Although the club are yet to comment on the third bid, it is understood that they are adamant that Gray is going nowhere. The 18-year-old has been City’s stand-out player this season, scoring four league goals that have helped the club move from relegation fodder, to play-off candidates.

Gray’s stand-out moments from this season include a 34 minute hat-trick against Reading, and a Man of the Match performance versus Leeds.

Gray was today named Football League Player of the Month for December, and brushed off any speculation of a move away from St. Andrews:

“Obviously, I want to play at the top level, and, if I keep working hard, one day hopefully I will.”

But for now, Gray appears content among Gary Rowett’s blue brigade.

 

by Louie Chandler 


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