Robbie Savage Hits Out at Leicester Board Following Mahrez-City Transfer Saga

Kristen Gonzales
February 5, 2018

Arsenal will reignite their interest in Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez this summer, with the player likely to leave the Foxes at the end of the season, according to the Daily Star.

Mahrez was subject to a cash-plus-player offer from the league-leaders, which equated to approximately £65m, though this fell short of Leicester's mammoth £95m valuation. The manner in which Arsenal play would also help bring out the best in the winger.

But for Leicester, as they now attempt to handle Mahrez's continued absence from training, they now have to deal with the aftermath of daring to command a player to commit to the long-term contract he signed 18 months ago.

With Mahrez out of the side in their last two Premier League matches the Foxes have struggled, losing at Everton and then getting a point against relegation-threatened Swansea.

"I hope Riyad can clear his head and come back with us as he is a valuable player for us and crucial in our play", Puel said on Friday.

Man City had decided, having spend nearly £60m on a French U21 global centre-back, had decided that a Premier League victor and Ballon d'Or nominee was not worth £20m more than that.

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Like Swansea, Leicester have also been transformed since Claude Puel took over and both teams are unbeaten in six games.

"We haven't seen him at Leicester City training for the past four days and it's one of those".

Mahrez's stellar displays reminded the footballing world of the importance of widemen with his breaks on the counter, dribbling and finishing making him a class apart.

Liverpool blocked Philippe Coutinho from joining Barcelona last summer but had to let him go in this winter transfer window for £142 million as the club returned for his services. "We have two or three players who I think are playing the best level of their careers at this moment", said Carvalhal.

'We need to respect this decision.

"They achieve one goal and could have achieved another and they were the team that created the most amount of chances against us since I arrived to Swansea".

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