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Leicester's reported interest in Emmanuel Dennis is bad news for Demarai Gray

Demarai Gray of Leicester looks on during the preseason friendly match between Leicester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach at The King Power Stadium on August 4, 2017 in Leicester, United...

Demarai Gray's Leicester career could be on the ropes if the Foxes bring in another versatile attacker.

Emmanuel Dennis of Club Bruegge controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Club Brugge KV and Paris Saint-Germain at Jan Breydel Stadium on October 22, 2019...

According to a report from Voetbal Belgie, Leicester City are considering a £20 million bid for Club Brugge's exciting young attacker Emmanuel Dennis in the January transfer window. 

Dennis rose to fame last month after a brace against Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 21-year-old has six goals and an assist to his name in all competitions this season and he could well be the next big prospect to leave the Belgian top-flight. 

Leicester are flying at the moment under Brendan Rodgers and are on course to finish in the top four of the Premier League. However, the Foxes do struggle with quality depth in the attacking areas which opens the door for a versatile forward like Dennis to come in. 

 

This would be hugely exciting move considering that the Nigerian is capable of playing anywhere across the front line. Dennis possesses good pace and dribbling skills and has proven to have the ability to find the target when given the chance. 

A brace at the biggest stage against one of the best sides in the world is no small feat and if he can continue the same form over the next two months, he will be an attractive proposition to Leicester and other clubs across Europe.

(L-R) Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Emmanuel Dennis of Club Brugge KV 0-2 during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Real Madrid and Club Brugge at the Santiago...

Lack of end product from players other than Jamie Vardy and James Maddison is what has been one of Leicester's only negatives. Demarai Gray has the quality to cause havoc in the final third but his inconsistency has pushed him to be a regular on the bench.

With just one start in the Premier League so far this season, Rodgers clearly prefers others over Gray and the potential addition of Dennis could be the end of his Foxes career. Gray has about a month and a half to get back into the mix but failure to improve on his recent performances could push him from the bench to just a squad player.

Demarai Gray of Leicester City during the Leicester City Training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on September 19th, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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