Chris Waddle suggests Riyad Mahrez for Tottenham Hotspur

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City scores the first Leicester City goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at The King Power Stadium on October 16,...

Would Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez be a good signing for Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window?

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Former Newcastle United star Chris Waddle has suggested to BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur need a player like Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The former Tottenham star believes that Leicester need a player like the 26-year-old winger.

According to a recent report in The Mirror, Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in signing the Algeria international star in the January transfer window.

It has been reported that the former Le Havre star is rated at £30 million by Leicester.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester looks on before the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

“I can see the interest,” Waddle told BBC Sport about Mahrez. “Tottenham need a player like that. I have always said that, the last two years. They need somebody different when teams bang up against them.”

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Luton Town and Leicester City at Kenilworth Road on July 26, 2017 in Luton, England.

Mahrez is a good player, but the Leicester winger has not been on top of his game for a while now.

The Algeria international winger was a key player in Leicester’s Premier League title success during the 2015-16 campaign.

However, since then, the 26-year-old has not played exactly great, with the Foxes now struggling for survival in the English top flight.

Moreover, would Tottenham need Mahrez once Erik Lamela is back from injury and is back in form?

Another fact to consider is whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would be willing to pay as much as £30m for a 26-year-old.

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