Riyad Mahrez Debacle Showing the Ugly Side of Professional Football Yet Again

Riyad Mahrez Debacle Showing the Ugly Side of Professional Football Yet Again

Riyad Mahrez Debacle Showing the Ugly Side of Professional Football Yet Again

Leicester will be hoping to put the Riyad Mahrez saga behind them as they head into this game hoping to continue their strong home form.

The Algerian winger failed to secure a move from Leicester City to Manchester City on deadline day.

Riyad Mahrez is stuck at Leicester City until the end of the season at least.

The £80m-rated star won't be in action against Swansea after doing bunk following his collapsed move to Manchester City.

And he will have to do so without the brilliance of Mahrez, who will not be available for the clash.

The Citizens have moved on to strengthen their squad despite the heavy-spending summer and Pep Guardiola even wanted to boost his attacking options even further by launching a late attack on Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez.

A Fox is on the loose in Leicester, with media reports that Riyad Mahrez has not been seen for a second successive day at the club's training ground. It is the best decision for the squad.


Leicester manager Claude Puel is maintaining an upbeat tone about the standoff.

At a press conference, the 56-year-old told reporters: "The club took the decision for the best interest of Leicester, we needed to respect this decision". It is hard to manage but it will stay inside the club. After the transfer window, it is a tough decision for us to manage now.

In all four of those matches backing the away side with a two-goal lead would have paid dividends, so at 13/8 I'm happy to do exactly that in the hope that Huddersfield go to Old Trafford and play just as negatively as they did against Liverpool in midweek. "He is an important player for us, of course", added Puel. "We will deal with his side and the club, not in public". We have to move forward and to have focus on the football.

The Premier League leaders are said to have had a 55 million pound bid turned down, as The Foxes want 90 million for Mahrez.

On top of that, Mahrez has a Premier League winner's medal, PFA Players of the Year award and African Player of the Year award in his trophy cabinet.

Mahrez also missed the 2-1 defeat by Everton on Wednesday.

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