Saga set to continue
Riyad Mahrez and his strike at Leicester City have dominated the headlines this week and now the players’ union chief Gordon Taylor has had his say.
The Algerian nis set to miss the game against Manchester City this weekend having spent the entire week on strike.
That comes after the player missed out on a move to Pep Guardiola’s side on deadline day in January.
Man City offered £50million and Patrick Roberts for the player but that wasn’t enough to convince the Foxes to sell.
That meant that the player would remain at the club and he was extremely disappointed.
Some reports even claimed that the player was depressed following the falling through of the move.
Now, the PFA have offered to step in and help both the club and the player if they need.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor had this to say on Mahrez’s Leicester City strike.
“If the issue needs us to help then the offer has been made,” he explained.
“Leicester are looking to be patient and understanding.
“We hope the player will appreciate the situation as it is at the moment. The sooner this is sorted out the better for everyone.
“But sometimes these things can take a short time and other times a lot longer.”
“Of course (you feel for Leicester). That’s the only way you can be called in as a mediator if you are prepared to listen to all sides.”