Of all the Leicester City players likely being targeted by heavy-spending European teams, Riyad Mahrez might be the most impactful. The newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year has 17 goals and 11 assists for the Foxes and already has teams like PSG knocking at his door. But the Algerian attacker has no plans on leaving Leicester any time soon.
In a recent interview with Onze Mondial [per WorldSoccer], Mahrez said he was not excited over the prospect of going to PSG and said he prefers to stay in England.
“Even today I am not too excited about the prospect of PSG. It is my town, but I do not see myself going back,” Mahrez said.
“We are fighters. And when I say to you ‘fighters’, I have never seen anything like this in my life. The guys are hungry like crazy and they let nothing go.
“You blast a shot straight into a guy’s face and he doesn’t even flinch.”
Interestingly, Mahrez did not explicitly state he was committing his future to Leicester City amidst interest from other English clubs.
The market for Mahrez has no doubt skyrocketed since his relatively inexpensive transfer from Le Havre to the King Power Stadium in 2014. Per the source, PSG and Arsenal have both been linked to the 25-year-old attacker.
Mahrez was named to the PFA Team of the Year – just three seasons removed from playing fourth-division football for Le Havre II.
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