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
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
Leicester City picked up their third straight win and moved up to eighth after a late own goal gave them victory at St.James Park against struggling Newcastle. The Magpies were celebrating the 125th anniversary of their founding in the build-up to the game, but the result gave them little to cheer for, with Ayoze Perez’s late own goal ensuring that manager Rafa Benitez suffered three Premier League defeats on the bounce for the first time in his career.
Newcastle’s strikes came through Joselu and Gayle while Leicester’s goals arrived from the boots of Mahrez and Gray Continue reading
Craig Shakespeare becomes the first Leicester City manager to win his first three Premier League games in charge as the Foxes survive a second half barrage at the London Stadium to beat Slaven Bilic’s West Ham 3-2- their first win on the road in the 2016/17 league season.
Mahrez, Vardy and Huth the scorers for LCFC Continue reading