Riyad Mahrez Signs New Leicester City Deal: It is not good news to Arsenal faithfuls as their long term target target Riyad Mahrez signs new Leicester City deal. The Algerian talisman who won last seasons PFA player of theyear has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar all summer until Lecister confirmed a new long term deal with the player this evening.
The Premier League defending Champions made the deal in their official club website this evening. The club expressed their happiness for being able to tie their star man down in deal set to last till 2020.
“Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that Riyad Mahrez has signed a new contract, committing his future to the Foxes until June, 2020.”
Mahrez joined Leicester City from French second-tier side Le Havre in January 2014. He went on to establish himself as one of the best players in the English league. Mahrez scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in Foxes’ Premier League title win last season.
Mahrez joins four of his team mates in committing their long term futures to the foxes. Club captain Wes Morgan, Striker Jamie Vardy, as well as Kasper Schmeichel and Andy King had all committed their long term futures to the club.
By signing this new deal, Mahrez has quashed every hopes that Arsenal and Arsenal Wenger had in securing his services this summer. This adds to the current Arsenal woes as many of their stars are currently out injured. The fans are clamoring for good additions following their opening day humiliation at the Emirates stadium by Liverpool.
Riyad Mahrez’s new contract at Leicester city is a fulfillment of promise by club manager Claudio Ranieri. Raneiri who himself signed a new four year deal with the foxes last week had promised to keep the star players at the club. Having lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea, he has made a bold statement by keeping Mahrez at the club.
Mahrez next match will be against the gunners at the King Power stadium on Saturday. It is also going to be the first home match for the foxes in the premier league this season.
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