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The Riyad Mahrez Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by camberwell fox, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. TornadoShaunUK

    TornadoShaunUK Well-Known Member

    Would love him to stay but if he goes then any potential suitors will have to make sure to cough up the asking price. I'd tell Roma to piss off as a matter of principal for their quite public, arrogant moaning approach to the whole saga last summer. Looking at some of the fees players are going for in the last year or two Mahrez is well worth £50m, we should be looking for that at minimum and if we can - bringing in Ben Arfa as a replacement could be an acceptable alternative.
  2. M17TT C

    M17TT C Well-Known Member

    If Van Dijk is worth £75m after refusing to play most of the time and then being distinctly average when he does, Mahrez must be worth as much, if not more than that.

    January price has got to be at least £75m given how well he is playing at the moment.

    Oh, and best player by a country mile to pull on the City shirt in my lifetime (30+ years).
  3. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Won't go now, but maybe in the summer unless something Ranieri-like happens between now and the end of the season

    The final transfer fee is completely irrelevant - whatever figure we finally accept won't be anywhere near enough to secure a comparable replacement (or replacements)
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  4. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Coutinho to Barca for something like £140m.
    Mahrez to Liverpool for something like £60m.
    Liverpool sell their best player but bring in two players in exchange who aren’t cup tied in Europe.

    That’s my baseless speculation.
  5. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Fair point.
  6. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Never be embarrassed by baseless speculation, this place is teeming with it.
  7. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    So Liverpool have £140 million rattling around in their pockets and we only ask for £60 million for little Riyad. Behave!
  8. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    They’ve just spent £75m on Van Dyke. That would leave them £65m of the Coutinho money.

    Southampton’s asking price in the summer was reportedly more than £60m, so they paid a bit more. Our asking price in the summer for Mahrez was reportedly £50m, so I added on a bit.

    I didn’t say that’s what we would ask for, just that’s what I could see happening.

    Don’t worry, Micky. As I said, it’s baseless speculation on my part. No need to take it too seriously.
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  9. SwedeFox

    SwedeFox Well-Known Member

    Should maybe add that Liverpool were absolutely desperate for a centre back so were willing to pay through the nose. Don't know how much of a precedent the Van Dijk figure will be
  10. SilverFox

    SilverFox Well-Known Member

    Worth every penny.

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  11. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Originally, I put Dick van Dyke, on my post ;)
  12. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

  13. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    I’ve actually always thought Riyad is better and have said it before. People laugh at me.
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  14. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    I don’t, but then again, that’s not to say I don’t think Mahrez is a fantastic player. In reality, they’re both tremendous to watch and, fortunately, one of them plays for us.
  15. Feriol

    Feriol Well-Known Member

    Coutinho is the better player for me. He will move around desperate to get on the ball and get involved making self sacrificing runs off the ball and as a result has a greater impact on games even if it's not him that gets the assist or goal.

    Mahrez tends to wait for the ball to come to him. Mahrez is a fabulous player but hasn't shown the same attitude or consistency (throughout a game) as Coutinho.
  16. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Agreed although I think Mahrez is more skilful.
  17. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Riyad doesn’t get injured nearly as often either.
  18. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    No, he'd need to get more involved to get injured ;)

    In fairness, he's not the type of player to get stuck in. If he did, his legs would probably snap! He's not one to challenge for headers (as a rule) either. He tends to steer clear of the rough stuff.
  19. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    Noise on twitter now that Liverpool have made initial contact with us. So either someone one here has called it correctly, or someone on twitter has been reading TB.

    Either way we’ve got to to be pushing for a big fee.
  20. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

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