It has been seven days since the move for Riyad Mahrez from Leicester city to Manchester City broke down, and the “depressed and sad” player still hasn’t returned to training with his teammates. The player of the year for the 2016 season was said to have been distraught after the move he’s been pushing from the king power stadium for at least two transfer windows broke down.
After surprisingly winning the premier league in 2016, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, and Ngolo Kante unexpected and outstanding performance in the unprecedented triumph of supposed underdog, had since listed them on top interest in the transfer market. Following this, Ngolo Kante had to make an all important 35 million move to Chelsea, Vardy at over 29 is understandably still sticking with the foxes even though he had interests from Arsenal but Riyad got on the radar of Barcelona, PSG and even Arsenal.
At only just 26, could there be anything wrong with the decision of a player of Mahrez’s quality to want to further his career at another club?
In this recently closed winter transfer window, the Algerian submitted a transfer request but Leicester placed a whooping 95 million asking price on the player which was way too much for man city to open conversation. Is it out of place Mahrez to see this as as the club’s tactic to blocking him from achieving his goal?
Since the move broke down Mahrez has refused to show up to training and has inevitably missed two games for the foxes, with a lot of pundits having disputing comments about his attitude. Do you agree that he’s being just a big baby like Piers Morgan and Chris Sutton have suggested or he’s just an ambitious player frustrated to be in the same spot despite his skill and talent?