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      Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

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      leosc
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #120: Jan 30, 2018 07:36:26 pm
      Riyad Mahrez hands in Leicester transfer request after bid from Manchester City

      Riyad Mahrez has handed in an official transfer request at Leicester amid an offer in excess of £50m for Manchester City, Sky Sports News understands.

      The bid is believed to be City's second for the Algeria international in this window but is well below the Foxes' valuation of the player, who also handed in a transfer request in May 2017.

      While no formal, written offer has been lodged, City representatives have made it clear what they are prepared to pay, and Leicester have responded by stating they do not want to sell Mahrez, and a bid of around £50m is far too low.

      Nevertheless, Mahrez did not go to the Leicester City training ground on Friday and has not travelled with the rest of the squad to Merseyside ahead of their game against Everton.



      Speaking earlier this month, Foxes boss Claude Puel was asked if Mahrez could cost potential suitors £100m. He said: "Perhaps; maybe in the summer he will cost even more than £100m. (But) it's just rumours, noise about him. We can see Riyad smile, enjoying his football, enjoying to play with his team-mates."

      Mahrez wanted to leave last summer and submitted a transfer request amid interest from Roma, but the Foxes refused to sell the 26-year-old after rejecting three bids from the Italian club - including a £31.8m offer.

      Speaking at the time, Mahrez said: "Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City, I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on.

      "I had a good discussion with the chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League.

      "However, I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience."

      City have submitted their second bid for Mahrez after confirming Leroy Sane suffered ankle ligament damage during Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round win over Cardiff.

      Sane has been ruled out for up to six weeks and is set to miss the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal as well as both legs of City's Champions League last-16 tie against Basel.

      http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/11229315/riyad-mahrez-hands-in-leicester-transfer-request-after-bid-from-manchester-city


      Looks like it might be a matter of just adding a few millions and they’ll get it. Wouldn’t mind having a bit of that ambition here...
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #121: Jan 30, 2018 07:42:53 pm
      Looks like it might be a matter of just adding a few millions and they’ll get it. Wouldn’t mind having a bit of that ambition here...

      Ambition takes careful planning and situational monitoring on a very large scale...you just can't be ambitious at the drop of a hat, it takes years of work.

      I believe we are probably going to start getting ambitious on Arda Turan, the right amount of time has now passed to where we might just pull something out of the hat.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #122: Jan 30, 2018 08:36:29 pm
      If Man City get him, we can surely be very ashamed of ourselves. One of their best players is INJURED, they invest heavily in a proven EPL talent; we SELL one of our best players but do absolutely nothing.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #123: Jan 31, 2018 11:41:45 am
      They want 90m no thanks.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #124: Jan 31, 2018 11:43:50 am

      Pay it, it would go a long long way to filling the void left by Coutinho, plus instantly give cover for Mane and Salah.
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      Reply #125: Jan 31, 2018 12:02:11 pm
      Pay it, it would go a long long way to filling the void left by Coutinho, plus instantly give cover for Mane and Salah.

      Good player amd most certainly improve your squad.
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      Reply #126: Jan 31, 2018 12:22:24 pm
      Good player amd most certainly improve your squad.

      Not sure why people are torturing themselves. We don’t want him.....

      I’ll tell the story of how I ended up with a Man Ure mirror as a kid if we sign anyone significant 😉

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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #127: Jan 31, 2018 12:39:08 pm
      If he moves, he'll end up at City.
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      Reply #128: Jan 31, 2018 12:40:08 pm
      If he moves, he'll end up at City.

      Yeah i agree as they would out bid everyone.
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      Reply #129: Jan 31, 2018 01:27:35 pm
      Yeah i agree as they would out bid everyone.

      Like they did with Sanchez ;-)
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      Reply #130: Jan 31, 2018 01:29:08 pm
      Not sure why people are torturing themselves. We don’t want him.....

      I’ll tell the story of how I ended up with a Man Ure mirror as a kid if we sign anyone significant 😉

      *not my choice
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      I know you are right but I just cannot understand why we wouldn't be interested, he ticks all the boxes for us, great workrate, very versatile, scores goals, sets up goals etc etc, plus he is not cup tied for CL.
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      Reply #131: Jan 31, 2018 01:51:06 pm
      I know you are right but I just cannot understand why we wouldn't be interested, he ticks all the boxes for us, great workrate, very versatile, scores goals, sets up goals etc etc, plus he is not cup tied for CL.

      Agreed. Think it would be an excellent buy.

      90m though is that the fee? Very expensive and he's not worth that in my opinion.

      We're also in danger of becoming a team of Africans. Matip Keita mane salah, mahrez?

      We won't have anyone here when the afcon is on!
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      Reply #132: Jan 31, 2018 01:52:05 pm
      Agreed. Think it would be an excellent buy.

      90m though is that the fee? Very expensive and he's not worth that in my opinion.

      We're also in danger of becoming a team of Africans. Matip Keita mane salah, mahrez?

      We won't have anyone here when the afcon is on!

      Afcon is changing to go in line with the European calender

      It will be summer not January
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      Reply #133: Jan 31, 2018 02:08:19 pm
      Afcon is changing to go in line with the European calender

      It will be summer not January

      Ah right, didn't know that!

      Strange not going in for auba then. I'd be very tempted to go in for mahrez, would be a great addition.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #134: Jan 31, 2018 02:31:28 pm

      That was a swap deal.  :f_whistle:
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      Reply #135: Jan 31, 2018 03:30:27 pm

      That was a pull your pants down deal ;-)
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #136: Jan 31, 2018 03:41:03 pm
      He’s quality!!! Get him in, I don’t give a f**k about the money, it’s not mine.

      He would be an excellent addition to the squad.
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      Reply #137: Jan 31, 2018 03:52:32 pm
      I know you are right but I just cannot understand why we wouldn't be interested, he ticks all the boxes for us, great workrate, very versatile, scores goals, sets up goals etc etc, plus he is not cup tied for CL.

      Let I guess, is it because he's unfortunately playing for the wrong club, if he just playing for Southampton ... 
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      Reply #138: Jan 31, 2018 04:49:40 pm
      He’s quality!!! Get him in, I don’t give a f**k about the money, it’s not mine.

      He would be an excellent addition to the squad.

      But only buy players from Southamton  ;D
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #139: Jan 31, 2018 05:43:32 pm
      City have walked away no deal
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      Reply #140: Jan 31, 2018 06:54:53 pm
      So we're the only one left in the deal watch our illustratious owners plough the money made from our transfers back into the club instead of lining the pockets.....
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      Reply #141: Jan 31, 2018 06:57:11 pm
      So we're the only one left in the deal watch our illustratious owners plough the money made from our transfers back into the club instead of lining the pockets.....

      There was never a deal to begin with...don't know why you think we were ever in for him.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #142: Jan 31, 2018 07:40:55 pm
      F***ing hell we’ve signed him £90 mill
      Huh?
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #143: Feb 01, 2018 04:36:53 pm
      He’s quality!!! Get him in, I don’t give a f**k about the money, it’s not mine.

      He would be an excellent addition to the squad.

      Or not!!

      Failed to report for training today, so just the sort of attitude Klopp probably doesn't want around Melwood.
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      Reply #144: Feb 01, 2018 04:46:18 pm
      Or not!!

      Failed to report for training today, so just the sort of attitude Klopp probably doesn't want around Melwood.

      Dummy well and truly come out on this one.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #145: Apr 15, 2018 02:06:41 pm
      This move is not the good one for us or the player. Is he a good player? Yes. Does he fit the Klopp system or our lineup? No

      Unless he is thrown into the middle 3 and can become a creator from the middle just like Coutinho could do it then he won't fit. Klopp wingers are required to be fast, pressing all game long as well as posses semi striker abilities and at least some creativity.

      He possesses the creativity, but for the rest, it's not gonna work out on the wings for him and he'll bench whether he is thrown on the left (Mane) or on the right (Salah). He isn't speedy enough and his playing style is really one of a playmaker from the right side.

      Guardiola is the type of coach that can convert him to a central midfielder or play him on the right wing in Silva role. Fits their style of play and his style of play.

      In addition to that, he'll want starting minutes. ATM anybody who comes into this team and wants to play the wings will bench unless there is an injury. We need quality wingers on the bench because our bench is incredibly shallow, but bringing in guys who are expecting regular starting minutes is not the solution either.

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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #146: May 18, 2018 10:55:01 pm
      I  thought he would fit in well to our footballing style and imagine what Jürgen could do with him.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #147: May 20, 2018 05:11:42 pm
      The fact that Memphis Depay scored 19 goals/13 assists in the same team/league is also disturbing.
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #148: May 20, 2018 05:15:56 pm
      The fact that Memphis Depay scored 19 goals/13 assists in the same team/league is also disturbing.
      ???
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      Re: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
      Reply #149: May 20, 2018 05:24:51 pm

      I think he posted on the wrong thread and was suppose to reply back to Rib in the Lemar thread :D

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