Riyad Mahrez isn’t moving to Man City
The future of Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez at the King Power Stadium continues to focus plenty of attention.
In the final twenty-four hours of the January transfer window, Man City tried to swoop in for the Algerian winger.
Man City’s move for Mahrez seemed to be prompted by an injury to Leroy Sane.
The German winger could now be out for the next seven weeks for the Sky Blues.
Man City were willing to offer 60 million pounds for Mahrez, but Leicester refused to sell their star at that price.
It’s believed that Leicester were looking for closer to 90 million pounds for Mahrez.
Leicester 1 – Swansea 1
Mahrez was nowhere to be seen last weekend in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.
Jamie Vardy fired the Foxes into the lead, but Federico Fernandez levelled for Swansea early in the second half.
It’s unclear when Mahrez could return to the Foxes lineup amid rumours he’s bitterly disappointed that his move to Man City collapsed.
For the record, and as luck would have it, next weekend Leicester head to Man City in the Premier League.
Will Mahrez feature against the Sky Blues?
Marc Albrighton exposes media lies
One of the stories which has been peddled since the Mahrez, Man City deal imploded was the reaction of the rest of Leicester’s squad.
According to paper reports, some Leicester players are reportedly upset with Mahrez for how he tried to engineer a move from the Foxes.
But, in quotes carried by the Leicester Mercury on Monday, midfielder Marc Albrighton has called out fake news:
Obviously the media isn’t helping matters.
We saw this before from when Claudio (Ranieri) was relieved of his duties last season, stories will get made up. They’re far from the truth and we just have to deal with it.
We can’t come out and argue with anyone, we just have to get on with our football and do our job.
I’ve seen a few stories saying the players were angry and it’s far from the truth.