Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, has announced that he will be leaving this club in this transfer window.
The Morrocan forward moved to Leicester City from Le Havre in France for about 400,000 pounds and decided to stay at the club for another season after having a talk with the club’s chairman a season after they won the Premier League. But now feels it is time for him to move on.
He also won the 2016 PFA player of the year and made over 40 appearances for the club this season and scored a total of 10 goals alongside seven assists as the club fought back to finish 12th on the table and also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Mahrez made his intention known in a statement released today which reads; I have a huge respect and admiration for this club and that’s why I want to be transparent and honest to everyone associated with the club. I have informed the management of the club of my decision to move on and face other challenges.
“I spoke with the chairman of the club last summer and we both agreed that it would be better for me to remain at the club for another year. So I can help the club maintain the momentum of winning the title and challenging in the Champions League.”
“I have had four great seasons at Leicester City and they are the best 4 seasons of my footballing career because I loved every minute of it. I’m proud of what we achieved here especially the Premier League title.
“I have an amazing relationship with the fans of the club and the memories will remain with me for a long time to come and I do hope that they will respect the decision that I have made”.