Premier League Star Confirms Offer from Arsenal
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has confirmed he has received an offer from Arsenal but is waiting on a bid from Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
The 26-year-old was strongly linked with a move to both Arsenal and Barcelona last summer but the then-Premier League champions insisted on keeping hold of the midfielder for a further season.
Mahrez proved inconsistent this past season but many believe it was down to Leicester’s refusal to sell the Algerian international last summer.
Last season’s performance does not appear to have put Arsène Wenger off from making a bid for the star as Spanish outlet Sport are reporting that Riyad Mahrez has said he has received an offer from Arsenal.
The report states that Arsenal’s offer and the player’s wages are both affordable but that the player is holding out for an offer from Barcelona. The Catalan club are believed to be interested in the player but their priorities this summer start with a right-back and a central midfielder.
Riyad Mahrez has a lot to offer both teams with his dribbling ability as well as being both a goalscorer and playmaker from out wide. Should the Gunners lose Alexis Sánchez this summer as many expect, the signing of Mahrez would certainly cushion the blow.