Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez rules out move in January transfer window

by Ben Topliss

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has ruled out a move away from the club in the January transfer window.

Mahrez has enjoyed a spectacular first half of the campaign, scoring 11 goals as the Foxes climbed to the top of the Premier League table.

His form has reportedly piqued the interest of clubs such as Manchester United but the player himself confirmed that he will stay at Leicester until the end of the season.

“It’s best for me to stay until the end of the season. I was at Le Havre, I had six months left but nobody came to get me. Leicester tried very hard to get me,” Mahrez said.

“I could feel that they wanted me. I took the decision without knowing the culture or the area. It was a risk. When you come from far away and you ended up in the Premier League it makes you happy.”

On a personal level for him, it makes sense for Mahrez to stay at Leicester until next summer. Moving mid-season could jeopardise his form as he would have to adjust to a new environment and way of playing.

Even if he did want to leave, it is unlikely that Leicester would let him go half way through the campaign. Mahrez has been a central figure to their success this term along with Jamie Vardy.

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