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The Riyad Mahrez Appreciation Thread

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

  1. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    Is that Riyad’s estranged cousin?
  2. LES Fox

    LES Fox Active Member

    His wife.
  3. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    Wasn't she a traffic warden there at one time?
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  4. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    Rob Dorsett‏ @RobDorsettSky 9h9 hours ago

    Understand #lfc NOT interested in signing #lcfc forward Riyad Mahrez. No contact between clubs, £50m fee suggested elsewhere is well below what Leic want, and Klopp has other targets. Mahrez and Coutinho both represented by Kia Joorabchien.
  5. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

  6. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

  7. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    So, any word on whether Mahrez passed his fitness test?

    I reckon he's eating a Gregg's pastie at some services on the M6. If he's got any sense that is.
  8. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    I thought all interest from Liverpool had stopped
  9. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Hasn’t it?
  10. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    In case (some) people thought I was re-igniting a bit of (what appears to be) agent stirring/gossip, that wasn't my intention. As far as I'm aware, and as has been reported, there is no interest from Liverpool. Not currently anyway. I was just attempting to be facetious.
  11. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    It’s just round the corner.
  12. alex

    alex Well-Known Member

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  13. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Mahrez’s contract expires in June 2020. Working on the basis that we don’t sell him this month, that would mean he has 2 years left on his contract, in the Summer. After that, our bargaining stance for transfer fees gets severely weakened and I think it’s pretty clear that he wants to move on.

    By that reckoning, it gives us until the end of the season to make to most of him and appreciate what a talent we have currently playing for us. I intend to do that.
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  14. TornadoShaunUK

    TornadoShaunUK Well-Known Member

    I think at the minute, I'd rather lose him for nothing in 2 years than accept a bad deal right now. Players like Mahrez can keep us in the Premier League and that alone is worth £90m+..

    I'd hope to get an absolute minimum £50m for him at the minute but we should be looking for an offer around £70m IMO given what money the likes of Coutinho and Van Dijk have gone for recently..
  15. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Why do we continue to undervalue Mahrez?

    Is it because he plays for little old Leicester?
  16. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    It's an interesting question.

    Reports in the summer suggested we had a sort of mutually agreed value, between the owners and the player, at which point we would consider selling him. This may, or may not, be true. I wonder if there is a shift in that value (if it exists), or if Mahrez expects it to still be the same. Certainly, the way the market has gone, I think he should be worth a lot more.
  17. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    On the basis of those valuations, Mahrez should not be sold for less than £100million+ if he goes to a similar club.
  18. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Maybe he’ll sign a new contract. He signed the last one with the intentions of moving on.
  19. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    He may well do.
  20. harrowfox

    harrowfox Active Member

    Maybe Vich can pull his little ears again and Mahrez can feign pleasure like before.

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