By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez this summer – and fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight.
The Telegraph claim Spurs have joined the race to sign the 2016 PFA player of the year this summer after making an enquiry for him in the January window.
It is said that wide playmaker Mahrez, 26, expects to be allowed to leave Leicester in the forthcoming window after striking an agreement with the club last summer that he could do so.
The Premier League champions value the Algeria international at over £30million as a result of his matchwinning exploits over the last two seasons.
Tottenham fans on social media were mostly enthused by the interest in the gifted player who was so key to Leicester’s title triumph last season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Mahrez exactly the player Pochettino needs.
— Ben (@InsideN17) May 9, 2017
Wouldn’t sniff at Mahrez at any price. Exactly what we’ll need at Wembley next season: tricky, quick and the right kind of arrogant
— Tom (@Tomfoins87) May 9, 2017
@cartilagefree Mahrez’ defensive work rate isn’t exactly on the higher end though. Poch would have a lot of work to mould him into our system.
— San Diego Spurs (@SDSpurs) May 9, 2017
Finally, a transfer rumor that doesn’t make us sad or slightly nauseous! https://t.co/qysRPUd4Ya
— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) May 9, 2017
dont need mahrez we have lamela
— Jamie♦️ (@JB14299) May 9, 2017
Mahrez this summer for a good price would be much fun.
— Orlando Spurs (@OrlandoHotspurs) May 9, 2017
Assuming Lamela is going to leave and even if he dont would absolutely love Mahrez
— Sean Collins (@sean_96_) May 9, 2017
Mahrez has not been as influential for Leicester this season as he was in 2015-16, when he scored 17 league goals and provided 10 assists en route to their title triumph.
But he has still scored 10 goals and supplied seven assists in 45 matches in all competitions, with four of his goals coming in the Champions League.