Demarai Gray departs from Everton to join the Saudi club Al-Ettifaq

Prior to the Saudi Pro League transfer deadline on Thursday, Demarai Gray switched from Everton to Al-Ettifaq.

The 27-year-old attacker, who will join former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson at the team coached by Steven Gerrard, is the most recent member of the Premier League to go to the Gulf country.

Following the dissolution of his relationship with Everton manager Sean Dyche, Gray left Goodison Park for an undisclosed sum, reportedly worth £8 million ($10 million).

It was “difficult to play for someone who doesn’t show you respect as a person,” the winger said on Instagram.

Gray effectively went on strike, according to Dyche, by stating that he didn’t want to practice because he thought he had secured a transfer away from the club.

After moving back to England from Bayer Leverkusen in 2021, the former Leicester player made 75 appearances for Everton and scored 12 goals throughout his time.

This season, he has not played for Everton.
The relegation-threatened Everton, who had a dismal start to the season, released a statement from the Jamaican international saying he will be “forever proud” to have played for them.

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