Leicester rebel decides summer destination after Man City move collapse

Date published: Thursday 8th March 2018 3:11

Riyad Mahrez has his heart set on leaving Leicester City in the summer, and has chosen his next destination, according to a report.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport believes that the Algeria international has decided that he wishes to join Serie A side Roma at the end of the season.

Mahrez famously went on strike in a bid to push through a deadline day move to Manchester City in January, but the deal fell through and he was forced to return to Leicester after a 10-day absence from training.

Mahrez says the saga has not caused any tension within the club, even if he declined to confirm he would not seek another move in the summer.

He said in an interview with Sky Sports News: “I was away from here because i needed some time to think. We’ve moved on now. Everyone to be honest has been very good and it’s the past now.

“It was difficult but I spoke with the players, I spoke with the manager, I spoke with everyone. Everyone was OK, was good. Now it’s the past, it’s behind me.”

Roma were apparently keen on the 27-year-old last summer, but they could not reach the Foxes’ asking price.

The capital club are apparently optimistic that an agreement can be reached with Leicester however, who would likely prefer to sell abroad than to a Premier League rival.

 

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