Mahrez future in the balance at Leicester – Agent

Date published: Thursday 5th May 2016 3:03

Riyad Mahrez Leicester City

Riyad Mahrez’s chances of leaving Leicester are in the balance at “50-50, according to his agent.

The PFA Player of the Year won the Premier League on Monday after Tottenham could only manage a draw with Chelsea to hand the Foxes the English title.

Mahrez, who is an Algerian international, has been in incredible form for Claudio Ranieri’s side this term, scoring 17 goals and assisting 10 more.

Speaking to The Guardian, the 25-year-old’s agent Kamel Bengougam admitted that although the winger is happy at the King Power Stadium he would not dismiss a move away from the club.

His form has seen him linked with clubs in the Premier League as well as abroad, including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal.

“Yes of course there is a possibility [Mahrez will move],” Bengougam said.

“When you have been playing the way Riyad has this season it is bound to attract attention. He is very happy with Leicester and of course it has been a fantastic season.

“They will play in the Champions League next year as well so he would be happy to stay.

“But at his age if the opportunity comes to play for a big team then we would have to think about it. I’d say it’s 50-50 at the moment whether he stays or goes.”

He added: “We have interest from the UK and overseas. We will have to see what develops over the next few weeks.”

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