Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has confirmed that he has no interest in returning to France to play for Paris-Saint Germain, which may come as encouraging news to potential suitors Manchester United.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for the in-form Algerian forward who has been a dominant presence in the Premier League this season, as the Foxes have romped to the top of the table.
The North African has contributed seven assists and scored 13 goals so far this term, and has generated interest from various major sides in the process.
He was on song again this weekend, scoring twice as Claudio Ranieri’s surprise package downed Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park, and has built on last season’s promising showings, when he was one of Nigel Pearson’s key me as the King Power Stadium outfit beat the drop.
PSG have also been linked to the French-born attacker [FourFourTwo], and as they would be able to offer Mahrez—who previously played in the French second tier—Champions League football already in 2016.
However, in news that will potentially come as a boost to Manchester United, who have also been linked to the player [Telefoot via Le 10 Sport], Mahrez has confirmed that he has no intention of returning to France.
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“When I played in Ligue 2, my objective was to follow my progression in Ligue 1,” the winger began, speaking to Telefoot as per Goal.
“However, the football is here [in England],” he continued. “I wouldn’t go back to France for anything!”