Leicester star and Manchester City’s deadline day target Riyad Mahrez failed to show up for training this morning following his disappointment over a move.
The Algerian has been looking to leave the club for a number of months and jumped at the chance to join likely Premier League champions Man City.
Pep Guardiola’s side were very interested in bringing him into the club, despite already having top-class talent on the wings.
Their interest lead to Riyad submitting a transfer request ahead of deadline day in an attempt to push through a move himself.
Still, Man City’s desire to sign the player was clear having offered Leicester £65million and a player for Mahrez.
Though, what the Cityzens and Mahrez himself didn’t expect was for the club to demand up to £95million to let the player go.
That reportedly left the winger extremely disappointed that he was unable to make the move and his disappointment is even clearer today.
It was revealed on Thursday afternoon by Sky Sports that the player failed to show for training this morning.
The session comes off the back of their loss against Everton on Wednesday evening, which the player was also absent from.
Reports seem to suggest that it was not planned and he was due to show but failed to do just that.
Whether he will remain on strike for the foreseeable future is yet to be seen but we’re likely to hear much more of this saga soon.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 1, 2018
I’m told Riyad Mahrez failed to report for #lcfc training this morning. He has now missed two training sessions and a game, so is technically in breach of contract and on strike. Sources say he is depressed after failing to get his move to #mcfc.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) February 1, 2018
Details of Man City’s final bid
Safe to say, no one expected Manchester City to go so far to signing Riyad Mahrez.
With little need to sign a player in that position, paying over £65million seems ludicrous.
Not only that, we still don’t know who the player Man City were willing to send the other way was.