Riyad Mahrez

Unsettled Leicester star Riyad Mahrez ready to help AS Roma move

Mahrez wants out

Riyad Mahrez wants out of Leicester City and he wants it so badly that he’s willing to take a pay cut.

The Leicester Mercury reports that the Algerian star is ready to slash his wages in order to aid an AS Roma move. However, a deal is far from in place due to how low the Italian club are bidding in relation to his price-tag.

Leicester have already swatted away a €23 million bid from Roma. They’re reading an improved €30m offer but at about £26m that’s around half of the club’s £50m valuation. Mahrez may have to do more work than Roma for this deal.

Wage cut

Mahrez, who announced in May that he wanted to leave the club, must be desperate for a move away. He’s willing to go from £100,000-a-week to around £60,000-a-week. His profile and ability demand a greater wage.

Roma will certainly have to offer significantly more than €30m. Not only is Mahrez a star at Leicester, he’s a former PFA Player of the Year and only 26-years-old. That’s without taking the inflated market into account.

Arsenal are also believed to be interested but reports of their interest are scarce in recent days.