Mahrez Released From International Duty To Finalize Deadline Day Transfer

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring their second goal.

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Riyad Mahrez has been granted special permission from Algeria to conclude a transfer away from Leicester. 

Mahrez is set to get his wish of leaving Leicester, as he was released from the Algerian training camp to sign for a new club. Powerhouses like Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona are all trying to sign Mahrez on the deadline day, but it remains to be seen which of these clubs will land the tricky winger.

The official twitter handle of Algeria broke the news last night which stated that Mahrez has been allowed to travel to Europe to sort out his transfer. Since then, there have been speculations about the potential destinations of Algerian international.

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The official statement read: “Leicester City’s Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who is currently with the national team in Sidi Moussa to prepare for the double confrontation against Zambia for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, was authorised by the national coach Lucas Alcaraz and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalise on Thursday his transfer to his new club. The national team will fly without him on Thursday morning to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday.”

Riyad Mahrez has always maintained that he dreams of playing for Barcelona, but the midfielder will certainly cherish an opportunity to play for Premier League giants like Chelsea or Arsenal as well.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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