Marseille will look to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez

Marseille appear to have a genuine interest in signing Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez next summer.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Marseille will look to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Algeria international has joined Leicester City from Le Havre for a fee in the region of 500,000 euros in January 2014. The 26-year-old has a valid contract with Leicester City until June 2020.

Since his arrival from Le Havre, Riyad Mahrez has scored 37 goals and provided 30 assists in 149 games for Leicester City, including two goals and provided five assists in 11 games in all competitions this season.

 

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

 

As a member of Algeria national football team, Mahrez has won 33 caps and has scored 8 goals.

Rudi García is looking to shore up his attacking options and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez happens to be a target.

The Marseille manager is a long term admirer of Riyad Mahrez and believes he can get the most out of the Algeria international.

Marseille will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings this winter who can improve the first-team.

The 26-year-old would be a very good addition for Marseille and they can afford him as well.

 

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According to the report in British media, Marseille are hoping for cut-price 31 million euros deal to sign Riyad Mahrez.

How strong that interest is and whether Marseille will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

 

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