Leicester have completed the signing of Demarai Gray from Birmingham after activating the winger’s £3.75million transfer release clause.
The January transfer window only opened on Saturday but Leicester – second in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Arsenal – have moved quickly to follow up their summer interest in the highly-rated 19-year-old.
Gray has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract at the King Power Stadium to keep him at the club until the summer of 2020.
Speaking to Foxes Player HD, Gray said: “It’s been my dream to play in the Premier League since I started playing football so I’m very happy to join the
“It’s a great club. The facilities are great and for a player like me it’s an ideal place for me to improve. Meeting all the staff here, it seems like a nice family place, so I think that’s perfect for me.
“You can see how well the team has been doing this year and I watch a lot of football so I can see that the way Leicester City play suits my style.
“I only hear good things about Leicester and I’m looking forward to starting.”
Having made his Birmingham debut aged just 17, Demarai has already made 78 professional appearances, including 51 starts in the Football League.
His pace, work-rate and creativity have made him one of the most sought-after young players in the country, with the likes of Liverpool, Southampton and Bournemouth also credited with an interest in the young forward.