Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
london calling

The reason Riyad Mahrez would rather join Arsenal over Man City this summer

Algerian star is finally set to leave the Foxes this summer after admitting he feels it is time to move on

RIYAD MAHREZ wants to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

The Algerian has been tracked by the Gunners over several transfer windows but Leicester have always insisted that their star man is not leaving.

Riyad Mahrez will get his dream move to Arsenal according to reports

REUTERS
4
Riyad Mahrez will get his dream move to Arsenal according to reports

Mahrez was so furious he was denied a move in January that he handed in a transfer request and failed to turn up to training.


CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets have this brilliant offer when you sign up and bet a fiver


Just this week the 27-year-old admitted he retracted the transfer request but “feels it is now the time to move on.”

Manchester City were desperate to sign him during the last transfer window and made three bids with the third a £65million-plus-player offer.

But according to the Express, the winger favours a move to Arsenal because of the lure to London.

The Algerian ace admitted he now feels ready to move on from Leicester

PA:Press Association
4
The Algerian ace admitted he now feels ready to move on from Leicester

Mahrez handed in a transfer request in January and went AWOL

Getty Images - Getty
4
Mahrez handed in a transfer request in January and went AWOL

Mahrez reportedly already has property in the capital and also feels he would be a more important figure at Arsenal rather than a fringe player at City.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mahrez revealed he just wants to see out the remaining fixtures for Leicester before discussing his next option.

He said: “I just want to finish the next three games and we will see what will happen to me.

“I am still here and I don’t want to put a lot of things in my head. I am very cool and relaxed about it.”

Pep Guardiola's Man City have stormed to the Premier League title with an exciting brand of football

REUTERS
4
Pep Guardiola wanted to land Mahrez during the January transfer window

Leicester are planning a squad overhaul this summer which also includes the manager.

Claude Puel is under immense pressure after picking up just four wins from their last 19 matches.