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​Bayer Leverkusen winger Gray: Leicester never offered new contract

Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Gray suggests he was not offered the chance to stay at Leicester City.

The attacker was out of favour with manager Brendan Rodgers, and barely featured in the first team during the early parts of this season.

But now Gray is rejuvenated after moving to Leverkusen in the winter.

"No, there was no contract offer, there weren't any discussions about it," said Gray, per Sky Sports.

"I didn't go knocking asking for one because I wanted to be, if I was to stay, at a club where I was wanted and valued. I didn't feel that, I wasn't playing. I didn't take it personally - it's just football.

"We had quite a few chats throughout last season. It was a bit of a broken season but it was made clear if I wanted to move on I could. I thought it was the right time if I'm being realistic.

"As you approach the last year of your contract you get an idea if a team wants to keep you. I had a few discussions with Brendan - open and honest. I told him how I felt and where I stood and we agreed these things happen, where you do need a fresh start. There was never any drama.

"It was tough to deal with because I applied myself right, still trained and went in with the attitude hoping to get an opportunity."

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