Mahrez only 50 per cent sure to stay at Leicester – Agent

Date published: Thursday 5th May 2016 4:27

Riyad Mahrez: Says he intends to stay at Leicester City

Riyad Mahrez is wanted here and abroad – and is only 50 per cent sure to remain at Leicester City this summer, according to his agent.

Mahrez added the Premier League title to his PFA Player of the Year award on Monday when Tottenham could only manage a draw at Chelsea.

The Algeria international has scored 17 goals and set up a further 11 in the Premier League this season – he is the only player to be in double figures for both – and has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal.

Speaking to The Guardian, the 25-year-old’s agent Kamel Bengougam admitted the winger could still leave the King Power Stadium despite their title success.

“Yes of course there is a possibility [Mahrez will move],” Bengougam said.

“When you have been playing the way Riyad has this season it is bound to attract attention. He is very happy with Leicester and of course it has been a fantastic season.

“They will play in the Champions League next year as well so he would be happy to stay.

“But at his age if the opportunity comes to play for a big team then we would have to think about it. I’d say it’s 50-50 at the moment whether he stays or goes.

“We have interest from the UK and overseas. We will have to see what develops over the next few weeks.”

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