Arsenal £43m target admits he could leave his club
By Amir Mir
Riyad Mahrez has admitted he could leave Premier League champions Leicester City amid interest from Arsenal.
French publication L’Equipe reported last week that the Gunners had tabled a bid worth £43 million for the 25-year-old.
The Algerian international has now opened the door to a move from the King Power stadium but stressed there are only a small number of clubs he would want to join.
“[The Premier League] is a super league and I would like to stay here as long as possible,” said Mahrez as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“Now, there are two or three clubs in the world, that if they come for me, it definitely makes you think, if you understand what I am trying to say.”
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Leicester are keen to keep their star player from their title winning season and manager Claudio Ranieri has previously stated that the winger will be going nowhere.
However, it is claimed that the Algeria international, who recently rejected an extension of his contract at the Midlands club is determined to join Arsene Wenger’s side.
Mahrez recently opened his account for the 2016-17 Premier League season, after he scored a penalty for the Foxes in their surprise 2-1 defeat to newly promoted Hull on Saturday.
But, the winger will always be remembered for his memorable performance in the 2015-16 season where he scored 18 goals and provided 10 assists in 38 appearances as his side lifted the Premier League crown.
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