Report: Newcastle and Aston Villa want Demarai Gray

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Newcastle United and Aston Villa are both reportedly hoping to sign Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray.

Newcastle United and Aston Villa are competing for Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray, according to a report on

Gray has been one of the stars of the Championship this season and he is considered one of the hottest prospects outside the top-flight.

A stunning campaign has seen interest in his services rise and Newcastle and Villa have now joined a long list of clubs apparently tracking the 18-year-old.

The report claims that Gray is also on Liverpool's and Tottenham Hotspur's radars and he looks set to be one of the most sought-after players in the upcoming transfer window.

Gray has been one of Birmingham's key players this season, playing 40 times for Gary Rowett's side, and his obvious ability has caught the eye.

The winger is blessed with pace and trickery and his direct approach means that he is a nightmare for opposition defenders.

Although there are still things that Gray needs to work on, he appears to have a vast amount of potential and Newcastle and Villa may be willing to fight for him.

The Premier League pair both have a history of signing top talent from the Football League and if they did manage to land Gray it would be a coup, considering the amount of attention the England youth international is attracting. 

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