Mahrez Leaves Algeria Camp To Finalise Move
Riyad Mahrez Leaves Algeria Camp To Finalise Move
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad to "formalise his transfer to his new club".
The 2016 PFA Player of the Year expressed his desire to leave the Foxes at the beginning of this season, and has since been linked with a host of clubs such as Arsenal, Roma, Manchester United and FC Barcelona.
Mahrez, who is with the Algeria national team as they prepare for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia, has been permitted by the Algerian Football Federation to leave the camp to resolve his club future.
"Leicester City's 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," a statement on the federation's official website, www.faf.dz, read.
"The national team will fly without him on Thursday morning to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday.''
The 2016 BBC African Player of the Year has played in all three of Leicester's opening Premier League fixtures this season.
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