Riyad Mahrez to miss Leicester's match at Swansea, faces £200000 fine

  • Riyad Mahrez to miss Leicester's match at Swansea, faces £200000 fine

Riyad Mahrez to miss Leicester's match at Swansea, faces £200000 fine

Riyad Mahrez's career is at a crossroads.

According to the Sports Mole, Leicester City manager Claude Puel is not overly concerned by the current situation around club's star Riyad Mahrez, who has been left angered after his transfer to Manchester City collapsed on deadline day.

Although the visitors lost Leroy Fer, who injured his ankle under a challenge, they drew on all their recent resilience to hold on for a point that leaves them unbeaten in seven games in all competitions.

"After some time, he will come back with us", he said, per Hetherington.

Manchester City withdrew their interest after refusing to meet Leicester's asking price, leaving the Algeria global facing an uncertain future at the King Power stadium.

In the midst off all of this drama, Mahrez had suddenly decided that he no longer wanted to be a Leicester player and duly handed in a transfer request, just as he did last summer.

On top of that, Mahrez has a Premier League winner's medal, PFA Players of the Year award and African Player of the Year award in his trophy cabinet.

The Swans clearly have a tough task against a Leicester City side now sitting eighth in the Premier League table. I respect him. It's important to manage this with calm inside the club.

While Arsenal have constructed a new attack recently with the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, they'd benefit from a player of Mahrez's style.

"It's really tough. For a player like Riyad at this stage of his career, it's an incredible opportunity to move to a club like Manchester City".

'I hope for Riyad he can clear his head and come back for us.

This is Mahrez's reaction to his proposed move to Manchester City falling through.

"The best thing he can do now is get back involved in the team, go on and have a few good months until the end of the season and then see where the land lies", he concluded.

Guardiola named only six substitutes for Saturday's clash at Burnley due to City's mounting injury crisis, in a move some interpreted as a hint of his unhappiness about the club's unwillingness to sign Mahrez.