When news broke about Riyad Mahrez putting in a transfer request at Leicester City yesterday afternoon and that Manchester City had allegedly put in a bid of around £50m to sign the 26-year-old I have to say I was gobsmacked.
Mahrez has been on Pep Guardiola’s radar for a while now but with Leroy Sane being side-lined for around 4 to 6 weeks then I suppose the news should not have come as a shock.
Mahrez Would Be A Short-Term Fix For Man City
The Mirror’s Chief Football Writer, John Cross believes the potential signing would be a short-term fix, ONLY.
? Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 30, 2018
At the time news broke about a potential Mahrez move Manchester City confirmed the £57m signing of Athletic Bilbao’s central defender Aymeric Laporte.
? Manchester City (@ManCity) January 30, 2018
Laporte Is Perfect For City And City Is Perfect For Him
French football expert Julien Laurens says Aymeric Laporte is the ‘perfect fit for Manchester City’.
Laurens also says Laporte is frustrated at not being capped at international level by France boss Didier Deschamps.
This clip is originally from the Euro Leagues podcast on Monday 29 January 2018.
Will Pep surprise us Blues with more player movement prior to the January transfer window closing later tonight at 11pm GMT?