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Mahrez finally set for City move

The transfer saga which has dragged on for well over a year looks set to end as Riyad Mahrez finally looks set to complete a long awaited move to Manchester City by the end of the week.

The Algerian, who has over 150 caps for Leicester and almost 50 goals was a vital foundation in Leicester City’s title winning side of 2015-16. Since then he has experienced the heights of Champions League football and has been looking for a move away from Leicester with the star wanting to display his skills for some of the power-houses of Europe on the greatest of stages.

The Foxes requested £80m from the current Premier League champions back in January but look set to finally let the winger go for three quarters that total. The 27-year-old is expected to complete a medical in the coming days after the clubs coming to an agreement.

Mahrez was not due back at pre-season training, which begun yesterday for the Foxes, due to an international fixture and odds have been slashed to 1/20 for the French born star to make the move north to Manchester. He was subject to a move to the champions in January but this fell through and he played the remainder of the 17-18 campaign for the side who captured him for a mere £450,000 from French side Le Havre. Mahrez was also subject to a move to Roma in the Summer of 2017 yet the Italian side fell well short of the asking price.

Although Leicester fans are still not ready for a final goodbye, his services to the club will never be forgotten and he will remain a legend in the East Midlands city for years.

Eamon Kitching

Leicester City fan still holding onto our 15/16 Premier League success.

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# Team MP W D L P
1 Arsenal 19 16 2 1 50
2 Manchester City 20 14 3 3 45
3 Newcastle United 20 10 9 1 39
4 Manchester United 20 12 3 5 39
5 Tottenham Hotspur 21 11 3 7 36
6 Fulham 22 9 5 8 32
7 Brighton & Hov… 19 9 4 6 31
8 Brentford 20 7 9 4 30
9 Chelsea 21 8 6 7 30
10 Liverpool 19 8 5 6 29
11 Aston Villa 20 8 4 8 28
12 Crystal Palace 20 6 6 8 24
13 Nottingham Forest 20 5 6 9 21
14 Leicester City 20 5 3 12 18
15 Leeds United 19 4 6 9 18
16 West Ham United 20 5 3 12 18
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 4 5 11 17
18 AFC Bournemouth 20 4 5 11 17
19 Everton 20 3 6 11 15
20 Southampton 20 4 3 13 15

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