As per the latest reports from EuroSport, Arsenal have made a deal for Leicester City’s star midfielder Riyad Mahrez and the deal could be finalized as early as today.
This would be a body blow for Leicester City as they will be playing without their stars in their maiden Champions League run. After Kante moving to Chelsea last week, reports suggest that Mahrez is moving to Arsenal as all parties are in advanced talks.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said earlier this week,“It is over, the market is closed here. Mahrez wants to stay.”
After winning the league title with Leicester City, Mahrez who was declared Premier League player of the season have been contacted by Arsenal directly.
The Gunners are willing to pay as much as 50 million Euros for the Algerian whom Leicester City have brought for just 400,000 Euros back in 2014 winter transfer window.
The news comes as a surprise not only for the rest of the world but also for Gunners fans as they were not expecting any major signing in the coming days. Arsene Wenger has proved his class yet again as the deal is imminent which increases their attacking talent to another notch.
With the likes of Ozil, Sanchez and Walcott combined with Mahrez, Arsenal now poses one of the most dangerous attacking midfield in England. Ranieri who has often said that he will not stop any player if the player wants to leave has meant that the deal is very close to complete. The player’s agent also refused to comment on the story.
Riyad Mahrez has been a vital cog for Leicester City last season in their maiden Premier League triumph as he scored 17 goals and assisted 11 more in Premier League which helped him earn PL player of the year award.