Tottenham Hotspur were heavily linked with the transfer of Leicester City striker Demarai Gray during the summer for £30 million, but they were unable to agree on the fee which led for the winger to stay with his club.
Now, Spurs may have missed the chance to sign the exciting winger as he is set to sign a new long-term contract with his club.
Leicester are ready to move to secure Gray’s future with them as they plan him to be a key player under Claude Puel.
Puel made Gray the guy in charge when they beat Everton and won 2-0, and his display just made his club prepare a four-year deal for his new contract.
The 21-year-old is confident that the contract talks will be concluded soon.
“Everyone is communicating so I think it eventually should be sorted,” Gray said.
“That’s for my representative and the backroom staff to deal with. All I can do is what I’ve done against Everton and when it comes to getting sorted out we’ll get to it.
“We obviously wanted to see who the new manager was and stuff, a bit of stability, but I’m happy playing football here and let my representatives deal with that side of it.”
Gray believes that under Puel, his career with Leicester will just become better.
“Yeah, it’s good. We have a good team and a lot of depth. It’s good for me and players like Ben Chilwell when there’s faith in the younger players.
“It’s good to have that type of manager behind us. I’m feeling good. I’m always prepared. I’ve always said I’m ready to play and I’ve waited a long time.
“Hopefully now this can be a start of a run of games for me. It’s what I need, to get some confidence and momentum myself and most importantly develop as a player.
“As long as I’m working hard I’m sure I can get that under the boss. He didn’t say too much to me beforehand.
“He just told me to do what I do best. After the game, he praised me for my work and my football and that’s good for my confidence.”