Reports: Riyad Mahrez Set To Join Arsenal After Leicester City Accept £42m Offer

Chris Wright

23rd, July 2016

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If reports today are to be believed, Riyad Mahrez is on the cusp of joining Arsenal after Leicester City accepted a mammoth offer for the reigning PFA Player of the Year.

According to Eurosport France, the winger was “seduced” by Arsenal’s offer and is now expected to commit to the Gunners after Leicester accepted a bid of approximately €50million (£42million) for the Algerian.

While it’s a shame to see the carcass of Leicester’s title-winning side systematically being picked apart by bigger, fatter Premier League vultures (that is the nature of the beast, after all), £42million represents a nice mark-up on a player who cost just £450,000 a year and a half ago.

After all, there’s plenty more Riyad Mahrez’s out there – it’s just finding them that’s the trick.

Thankfully, Leicester have talent-spotter extraordinaire Steve Walsh heading up their scouting netwo… ah.

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6 Comments

  1. Andy Man says:

    LIIIIEEESSSSSS!!!!! And I’m an Arsenal fan.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nonsense! This will never happen – you can’t go from “I almost signed him once” to “just signed him”. That’s madness. Madness I tell you!

  3. John says:

    If this is true Mahrez will never win a title again. Arsenal? Come on, you can do better than that, Mahrez.

  4. Jarren says:

    So that’s £42 million + £30 million (for Kante), plus whatever else Leicester have from winning the PL & associated sponsorship.

    Surely they have to spend some of that.

  5. ns says:

    Jamie Vardy must really be regretting his decision to stay by now

  6. Nigel says:

    So long Theo Walcott, looks like he’ll have to take 10 years worth of potential to a mid table club.

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