Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare has admitted that star man Riyad Mahrez wants to join a top six club amid reported interest from Arsenal (via The Daily Mail).
As Arsenal fans wait patiently for further reinforcement in the transfer market, speculation grows as to how that might be.
The bids for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar have been well reported and many fans will look at Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez as the next target should the Gunners fail to land Lemar.
Now, Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare has admitted that the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year could leave the club this summer amid interest from Arsenal and Serie A side Roma.
“He wants to play for a top six club,” Shakespeare said after his side’s 2-1 pre-season defeat to Burton Albion. “If we don’t get an offer from a top six club, he stays. If that offer comes in and it’s not enough, he stays.
“It is quite clear for me at the moment, he has made that statement but he is our player.
So, it seems that Riyad Mahrez is available to Arsenal if they make a bid which matches Leicester’s valuation. The Algerian was excellent in 2014-15, scoring