In Manchester City, fans held their breath as the story of their striker, Riyad Mahrez, continued. His contract with his club is still valid this season.
But a new decade remains, and we don’t know if our Mahrez adventure will end this summer. According to The Mirror, the Algerian will not be with the nationals for the rest of the season. A young Portuguese name has already been circulated to replace the famous Riyad Mahrez.
Riyad Mahrez’s contract expires next year
We all know that the contract of our international club, Riyadh, will expire next season. With only a few months remaining, Manchester City officials have yet to offer a new deal for the famed player.
There is no news, so all speculation revolves around the future of our national pavilion. Rumors from the world of football suggest that the Citizens Administration is considering a possible transfer to Riyad Mahrez next summer.
If this decision materializes, we know that the financial aspect has to do with it. Indeed, after the huge amount paid by the club to recruit Norwegian Erling Haaland, the transfer of Riyad Mahrez remains in this perspective.
We must not forget that our national pavilion had an excellent season with the citizens. With 24 goals on the list, 9 assists in these 46 games for Man City, we can say he has celebrated the season, in all competitions.
A Portuguese replaces the famous Riyadh
The mirror announced that Riyadh’s national age at the age of 31 represents an obstacle for citizens to retain it for a new season. Moreover, the expiration of his contract in June 2023 did not spark the interest of the club leaders.
According to the same newspaper, the management of Man City club has taken the initiative and is already preparing for the departure of Riyad Mahrez. To replace him, the compatriots consulted the young Rafael Liao who plays in Milan. This Portugal international is a very promising young winger, at the height of his 23-year-old.
– Rafael Leao (@RafaeLeao7) April 13, 2020
He is a talented player who really gave an amazing performance last season, scoring 11 goals and making 9 assists. To get it back, Manchester City would have to pay €125.7 million, following the transfers of Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.