Manchester City reopen Mahrez talks

Manchester City have entered fresh talks with Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez as the Premier League Champions look to strengthen their squad even further.

The Premier League Champions tried to sign Mahrez back in the January transfer window after the winger had handed in a transfer request, however City backed out of the deal as they felt Leicester’s asking price was too high.

The Manchester club are back in for the Algerian now in a potential £60 million deal that would also send City’s young forward Patrick Roberts move to the Foxes. Roberts has spent the past two seasons on loan at Celtic.

Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 after contributing to Leicester City’s miraculous Premier League title win. That season he scored 17 times in the league and provided 11 assists. The season after that he displayed a downturn in form which led many to question whether he was just a one season wonder. However, this season his form recovered as he managed 12 goals and 10 assists in the league.

The Algerian will find first team football harder to come by if he makes the move as he’ll have the likes of Leroy Sane, Raheam Sterling and Bernado Silva to contest with. Still the move will give Mahrez a much better chance to pick up silverware and showcase his talents in the Champions League.

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