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There's Been A Huge Twist In The Riyad Mahrez Saga

There's Been A Huge Twist In The Riyad Mahrez Saga

The Riyad Mahrez saga has taken a huge twist this morning.

After Leicester denied the Algerian his desired move to Manchester City on deadline day, having demanded more money than the £50 million City were willing to offer, Mahrez went AWOL from Foxes training and matchday squads.

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Claude Puel then ruled the former Le Havre man out of contention for featuring against runaway leaders City, the club he wanted to join, when speaking in his press conference on Thursday.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The PFA have pledged to get involved in attempt to resolve the situation, with the chief of the player's union, Gordon Taylor, declaring the helping hand being offered.

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However, as reported by several reputable outlets, including BBC Radio Leicester, Mahrez is in line to return to training today - and it's even been said he could be in the squad for tomorrow evening's trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Given he's been absent from training for over a week, you wonder just how sharp Mahrez is and whether he is up to scratch to play against the best team in the league.

Image: PA
Image: PA

In addition to that, there's also the mental factor. According to a friend, Mahrez hasn't been in the right frame of mind to train or play for Leicester - how has that changed all of a sudden? Especially as he's potentially playing against the team he expected to be playing for.

We wait to see if the 2016 PFA Player of the Year does indeed feature for Leicester this weekend but it's certainly looking like things are being patched up.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Claude Puel, Football News, Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, Etihad Stadium, Football, Premier League, Foxes

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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