Archie Gray transfer latest: Tottenham interest, £35m fee, medical scheduled, Leeds exit

Archie Gray during the Sky Bet Championship Play Final match between Leeds and Southampton at Wembley Stadium.
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The summer transfer window is starting to gather pace as clubs thrash out deals that will see players don new shirts come the start of the season.

For Tottenham, they are casting their eyes over several players with a view to add to their squad over the next few weeks. Ange Postecoglou’s side have already completed deals to re-sign Timo Werner on loan as well as signing Lucas Bergvall.

One name who has been mentioned a lot with both Tottenham and other Premier League clubs is Leeds United’s Archie Gray. That talk has only intensified ahead of Sunday’s unofficial Profit and Sustainability (PSR) deadline day.

A lot has happened regarding the future of the youngster over a matter of hours, with him looking likely to be on the move. With that in mind, here is the latest.

Tottenham interest have previously reported Tottenham’s strong interest in Gray ahead of the summer transfer window. But they were not alone with several Premier League clubs as well as some overseas looking at him.

The 18-year-old is a midfielder by trade but was mainly used as a right-back by Leeds last season. He caught the eye with his performances in the Championship, but couldn’t help his boyhood club to earn promotion back to the Premier League with the Whites falling to a 1-0 defeat against Southampton in the play-off final.

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Leeds’ stance

Leeds’ failure to earn promotion back to the Premier League means that it was always going to be a difficult task for the club to keep hold of their star players, including Gray over the summer. Daniel Farke’s men were said to be demanding a fee of at least £30 million for the player if they are to cash in.

Medical scheduled

In a deal that seemed to come out of nowhere, Brentford quickly emerged as front runners to sign the teenager. On Saturday it was first reported that Leeds had received an enquiry from the Bees for Gray.

Less than an hour later, the Athletic reported that a fee had been agreed between the two clubs and Gray is set for a medical ahead of a £35 million move. It is also said that Gray has already agreed personal terms over a move to the GTech Community Stadium.

It is however added that interest remains elsewhere and Leeds are not completely resigned to losing the player. If any club, such as Tottenham are to make a move, they will have to do it quickly.

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