Top 26-year-old winger ‘desperate’ to sign for Arsenal this summer – report
Riyad Mahrez is keen to join Arsenal this summer but fears he may have been priced out of a move by Leicester, say reports
Riyad Mahrez has his heart set on a transfer to Arsenal this summer but fears Leicester may have priced him out of a move, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that the 26-year-old winger is keen to move to The Emirates this summer but that Leicester have placed a price-tag of around £50m on his head.
That valuation, it is claimed, has prompted Arsenal to turn their attentions towards signing Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar as their next priority.
And the same article states that Mahrez has been left “fuming” about his situation because it appears that Arsenal have now switched their attentions away from the former PFA player of the year.
Mahrez claimed earlier in the summer that he has an agreement with Leicester to leave the King Power Stadium ahead of next season.
However, a move is yet to materialise after the winger reported back to Leicester for pre-season training last week.
The same report states that Mahrez has three years left to run on his £100,000-a-week contract with Leicester.