Forward Riyad Mahrez, an integral part of Leicester City’s stunning 2015/16 league campaign, has officially left the club after signing with reigning champions Manchester City. The Algerian has moved to the Etihad from the King Power Stadium for £60m, with future add ons capable of taking that fee to £75m.
Mahrez has been long linked with City, who have now got their man. Champions League football might have been a motivation for the 27 year old, but getting into the XI isn’t going to be easy. City are stacked with attackers with the likes of Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and David Silva all available at Guardiola’s disposal.
As reported by Football On The Move, Mahrez has inked a five year deal with City. The Mahrez transfer represents a fantastic return on investment for City- they bought him for something around £450,000, and have now sold him for £60m, not too dissimilar to what they managed for N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater, who like Mahrez, were key members of Ranieri’s title winning side. Continue reading
After Harry Maguire netted his first in England colours to help the Three Lions beat Sweden in their WC quarterfinal, a tweet from 2016, allegedly from the Leicester defender, claiming “vengeance on the nation of Sweden”, started to go viral.
Is Maguire’s Ikea tweet real or fake?
It’s a FAKE tweet. It’s a well very done fake tweet, and looks real enough (anybody’s who has spent time assembling Ikea furniture can testify to it), but it’s a FAKED image. Maguire’s account was only created in 2017, and the tweet is from 2016.
Here’s the alleged Maguire tweet.
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire scored his first international goal for England as the Three Lions reached the semifinals of the World Cup after beating Sweden 2-0 in Samara.
Maguire, who has been played as part of a back three along with Kyle Walker and John Stones, nodded in from Ashley Young’s corner on the half hour mark to put Gareth Southgate’s side 1-0 ahead. Dele Alli’s second half goal, also a header, put the game beyond the Swedes as England reached the WC semis for the first time since 1990.
This was Maguire’s 10th international cap for England. At this tournament, he played 90 minutes against both Panama and Tunisia. He was a second half substitute in the inconsequential game against Belgium and returned to the starting XI for both knockout games.
Former Leicester City star Anthony Knockaert has been fined £20,000 after being found guilty of breaching the speed limit on the A27.
The French winger, who now plays for Brighton and Hove Albion, was caught speeding on the A27, and the police officer who pursued him described his driving as “the worst example of impatient, arrogant and intimidating driving he had ever seen”
Knockaert was given a nine point penalty on his licence and was also asked to pay £85 in costs and a £170 victim surcharge by the Crawley Magistrates’ Court in a hearing on Tuesday. Continue reading
It would probably be the most Leicester City thing ever- a kit switch done and shirt already on sale across the pond, but no official announcement made in the UK.
And that’s precisely what seems to have happened, with the Foxes allegedly set to swap Puma for Adidas. Wolves have done the same, announcing a four year deal after earning promotion to the Premier League.
Here is a pic of that rumoured Leicester City Adidas, via the Football Kit News site. We must admit that it looks simple, but very nice! Continue reading
Star Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has been seen wearing Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 boots and even scored against Italy at Wembley in those cleats.
It’s been understood that Vardy has had a disagreement of sorts with his boot sponsors Nike, who wanted to give him a different type of boot after his original ones were damaged in Leicester’s recent league clash against Everton. Vardy wasn’t comfortable with the new ones and has therefore temporarily taken to wearing CR7 boots.
Almost exactly a year after his previous international goal against Lithuania (March 26, 2017), Jamie Vardy again netted in England colours as he scored for the Three Lions at Wembley against Italy. A quick piece of thinking from Jesse Lingard caught the Italian defence napping and Vardy scored from the quickly taken free kick. It was the Leicester City striker’s seventh international goal after previous efforts. against Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Wales, Spain and Lithuania.
Italy equalised through a late penalty, but the usage of VAR while awarding Lorenzo Insigne’s spot kick had pundits and players puzzled, and Vardy himself admitted that “he didn’t know what it stood for”
Jamie Vardy’s strike saw Leicester end Sheffield United’s Cup run and saw the Foxes book a last eight tie against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, who beat Hull City 4-0 in their fifth round tie at the Bridge.
Leicester have not won in seven previous FA Cup ties against Chelsea, almost dating back to a century (1920). This will be their eighth attempt, and the last time they reached the quarters of this tournament, it was the Blues who knocked them out.
The quarterfinals look set to ones involving only PL teams, unless Rochdale upset Spurs in their replay at Wembley, Wednesday beat Swansea, and Wigan pull off a dramatic result against in form Man City on Monday night. Apart from the Foxes and the Blues, Man Utd, Brighton and Southampton have booked their spots in the last eight.
Leonardo Ulloa will be back at the AMEX Stadium after a gap of three and a half years following Leicester’s decision to loan him to Brighton till the end of the season. The Argentine forward joined the Foxes from the Seagulls back in 2014, but has struggled for first team time this season, being left on the bench for important games, like their Cup quarterfinal against Man City. He has not started a single PL game in 2017/18, and has been restricted to a grand total of 18 minutes from the bench.
Ulloa was the first player to score a hat trick at the AMEX and is highly rated by Brighton supporters, who will be hoping that the 31 year old can have a similar impact in his second stint
Jamie Vardy’s first half penalty and Riyad Mahrez’s superb individual strike in second half stoppage time saw Leicester beat Watford 2-0 at the King Power yesterday afternoon. The win also saw the Foxes move ahead of Burnley, with Sean Dyche’s side going down to Manchester United at home.
The result has prompted the Watford board to part ways with Marco Silva. The Hornets have won only one of their last eleven and are 10th in the table at the time of Silva’s dismissal. However the board have said in an official statement that Everton’s approach for Silva had affected his focus, leading to the decision to part ways Continue reading