African Star Opens Up About Failed City Transfer

African Star Opens Up About Failed City Transfer

African Star Opens Up About Failed City Transfer

Mahrez did not attend Leicester City's training sessions for a couple of days to force the club to complete the deal but he eventually returned on a train with his teammates after a week. I don't really want to talk about this because it's in the past.

However, Mahrez declined to say he would commit his long-term future to the Foxes."In football, players come, players leave, I'm not saying I'm coming or going", Mahrez told Sky Sports.

Now, in his first TV interview since his disappearing act, Mahrez has admitted he has regrets about how he handled the situation and wants to put the controversial affair behind him.

"Often found lurking on the shoulder of defenders, Mahrez has once again played his role as tormentor-in-chief for opposition players up and down the land this season", the article said.

"Probably his absence hurt us a bit, with results and confidence, but we are pleased to have him back because he is a top player", the French tactician said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

Off The Ball has contacted Leicester City for comment and are awaiting the club's response. It was up to me to keep him here for the club, and for me to try to sort it out, protect Riyad and the club. So my mind and my focus is on Leicester.

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"It was hard, but I spoke with the players, I spoke with the manager, I spoke with everyone and everyone was OK, everyone was good", he said.

Mahrez has so far bagged nine goals in 27 Premier League appearances this term. "But at the moment I'm a Leicester player and all is good here". They know me very well.

On Wednesday Leicester were forced to deny Mahrez had retired after hackers posted a message announcing he was quitting football on his Facebook page.

He said: "I wasn't bothered. We had some discussions and we moved on".

"It won't affect me so I don't know why they tried to do that".

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