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The Mahrez Saga

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Durham Fox, Jan 30, 2018.

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  1. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    Is there anyone who doesn't think he'll go over the summer?
     
  2. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Probably Mahrez.
     
  3. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    The Club know his value, and they have loads of money, so we are not a selling club anymore.

    They do not need to sell until someone offers serious money, not the "It's only Little Leicester, 10 bags of Flamin' Hot Monster Munch and Mahrez will be ours", kind of offer, and/or "£50million and someone with a dodgy knee that we do not want".
     
  4. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Why would he regret that sanctioned time off he had?
     
  5. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez says his team-mates have stood by him since his failed move to Manchester City.

    The 27-year-old missed training after the January transfer collapsed, but is back in the fold and his late equaliser rescued a point against Bournemouth in the Foxes' last game.

    Mahrez admitted to "regrets" over the saga but said he now wants to put it behind him.

    "It was a difficult situation. Now it's the past, it's behind," he said.

    The Algeria international, who has played in Leicester's past four games, told Sky Sports he was grateful for how his team-mates reacted to his return.

    "I was away from here because I needed some time to think," he said. "You'll always have regrets but at that time I thought it was the best thing to do.

    "I spoke with the players, I spoke with the manager, I spoke with everyone. Everyone was OK, was good.

    "I've always been in contact with the club. The club handled it very well."

    Mahrez was reportedly the subject of four January bids by Pep Guardiola's side, who have a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

    He said he was focused on Leicester now, but open-minded about his future at the end of the season.

    "In football players come, players leave, I'm not saying I'm coming or going," he added.

    "We always talk between me and the club, everything is good, so we will see in the summer if things come. At the moment I'm a Leicester player."

    Foxes manager Claude Puel says the speculation around Mahrez's proposed transfer did have a negative impact on his squad, particularly during their defeat at Everton on transfer deadline day.

    "The first game against Everton, it was a strange atmosphere around the team. It was a difficult moment. We lost a good feeling about this game and there were mistakes." he said during his news conference before Saturday's league match at West Brom (15:00 GMT kick-off).

    "We will see with Riyad. He is with Leicester, he is finding a good level. After, we will see in the summer."

    On Wednesday, Leicester were forced to deny Mahrez had retired after hackers posted a message announcing he was quitting football on his Facebook page.

    Mahrez said: "I wasn't bothered. It won't affect me, so I don't know why they try to do that. I think everyone knew it had been hacked."


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43331305
     
  6. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Christ. The move didn’t ‘collapse’. It’s not like he had a medical or even any contract negotiations. Another club offered two bob and a conker and were quickly and politely told to **** off. That’s all.
     
  7. Orifice

    Orifice Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pork Pie for the full story in your post.:023:
     
  8. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    In the same story it actually uses words “...reportedly the subject of...” in relation to the same move that allegedly “collapsed”.
     
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  9. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Great, I can't wait for another round of where's Mahrez in the summer.
     
  10. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Similar to where’s Wally?
     
  11. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

  12. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

  13. tedfoxxx

    tedfoxxx Well-Known Member

    Following Seductive Claude to his next destination to play more scintillating footy, perhaps.
     
  14. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    He's just reminding people that he's still here.
     
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  15. TornadoShaunUK

    TornadoShaunUK Well-Known Member

    Ah loyalty bonus. He's been about as loyal to us as a slave is to his 'owner' i.e. if it was his choice he'd be off in an instant.
     
  16. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    He personally cost us fifth place, or summat like that
     
  17. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Yep, comparing a man who gets paid as much as he does to a slave is definitely appropriate.
     
  18. Skitzo

    Skitzo Well-Known Member

    might be confusing Mahrez with another player but I'm sure a previous agent said something along those lines in a previous window
     
  19. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    Ronaldo at Man Utd had such a claim. I did a cracking ms paint job to put his face on the DVD cover of Roots on here at the time.
     
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  20. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    I've just tried to find it, but it was hosted on fitz-online.net, which no longer exists.
     
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