PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez – He’s determined to leave Leicester City – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez – He's determined to leave Leicester City

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Dec 07, 2017. 19:00

Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set to leave the Foxes as he wants to play for a club participating in the UEFA Champions League.

The Desert Foxes attacker is reportedly desperate to get out of the King Power Stadium, insisting he wants to reach the top.

Mahrez produced another Man of the Match display against Burnley in the English Premier League, but his bleached blonde hair also made him a notable figure on Saturday.

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Although he keeps shining for the 2016 EPL champions, his days could be numbered, with the transfer window opening on January 1, 2018.

According to the Daily Mail, the26-year-old made his desire to play at a higher level clear and that has fuelled talks he may join Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.

Under a new manager in Claude Puel, recent claims suggest that the left-footed player is unsettled, but the Frenchman has vowed to seduce him into staying put.

Furthermore, the fact that he has recently recruited a new agent in Sports Invest that includes clients such as Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Chelsea duo David Luiz and Willian, it looks like his future could be decided sooner rather than later.

Arsene Wenger is known to be the player’s admirer, but the Lily Whites could also become a perfect home for the African international.

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