The Foxes fans have taken to social media to express their joy that the Algerian winger has penned a new four-year deal.
The tricky 24-year-old was an important man in the Foxes’ miraculous second half of the season renaissance, which saw the club avoid relegation after previously looking doomed.
Mahrez started 25 Premier League games last season, scoring four goals, and looked comfortable playing in English football’s top flight as he terrorised opposition full-backs on countless occasions.
Talk of other clubs potentially poaching the Algerian attacker started to gather pace, but Leicester have moved quickly to avoid losing one of their prize assets.
After news of the contract extension was revealed, Leicester fans have been quick to take to social media and express their delight that Mahrez has committed to the club.
The King Power Stadium faithful clearly feel that the African attacker can play an important role in Claudio Ranieri’s men having a successful 2015-16, with Mahrez’s deal being treated with elation.
The best tweets are here:
Enjoying the new signings and speculation but today's news is massive #lcfc mahrez for. 4 years. I do trust and believe in our owners!!!!!— Foxtravelled (@burlcfcwood) August 5, 2015
Riyad Mahrez signing a 4 year contract is the best news we could have got today. This guy is gonna shine this year. Soon be worth £15M #lcfc— Dave Hamer (@davidahamer) August 5, 2015
Leicester City FC (@LCFCLife) August 5, 2015
Mahrez signed for four more years, can't overestimate how chuffed I am at that. This will be his season. #lcfc— Max N'Golo Heath (@LeicesterFan93) August 5, 2015
Yes Mahrez! Been class for us so far. Big player for us! #lcfc— Michael Price (@mdprice11) August 5, 2015