Demarai Gray takes a swipe at Everton boss Sean Dyche after falling out of favour at Goodison Park amid links to Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab and Besiktas
- Demarai Gray seemingly criticises Sean Dyche in an Instagram post
- The winger is yet to feature for Everton this season amid transfer speculation
- Everton agreed a deal to sell the Jamaican international to Al Shabab in August
Demarai Gray has seemingly criticised Everton boss Sean Dyche on social media after not featuring in the Toffees’ opening four Premier League games.
The winger has been linked with a move away from the club, and a transfer to Saudi Pro League side Al Shabab was agreed in August.
However, Gray currently remains an Everton player but is yet to appear in a matchday squad this season.
He posted on Instagram: ‘Everton fans have always been great with me but it’s so difficult to play for someone who don’t show you respect as a person.’
Gray arrived at Goodison Park from Bayer Leverkusen in 2021 and has made 75 appearances since.
Demarai Gray appeared to criticise Everton manager Sean Dyche in an Instagram post
The Jamaican international has not featured for Everton this season and has been linked with moves away from Goodison Park
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He featured regularly under Dyche last season as Everton narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League.
There have been doubts throughout the summer about Gray’s long-term future under the current Everton boss though, with moves to Fulham and Besiktas also touted.
Dyche did not suggest that the move to Al Shabab was imminent following his side’s 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on Saturday.
Asked why Gray is yet to feature this season, he said: ‘It was a bit of everything – his fitness, his fitness to play in the side, the situation around him and all of the noise.
Dyche says that Gray has not played because of his ‘fitness’ and ‘the situation around him and all of the noise’
Everton picked up their first point of the Premier League season courtesy of a 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on Saturday.
‘Hopefully, over the next couple of weeks that will become clear and he will get himself fit as a start.’
Everton were forced to name two goalkeepers on the bench at Bramall Lane following a busy end to the domestic transfer window.
New signing Beto made his first start as the Toffees picked up their first point of the season.
But the departures of Alex Iwobi, Neal Maupay and Tom Cannon have left Dyche with a depleted squad.