After Mahrez deal do West Ham lead Leicester in race for £15m Roberts?

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton,...

Leicester did not value Manchester City's Patrick Roberts at £15m during Riyad Mahrez deal so will West Ham win race for his signature at the same price?

Celtic FC's Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Anderlecht vs Celtic at The Constant Vanden Stock...

West Ham United are getting ready to go head-to-head with Leicester City for Manchester City forward Patrick Roberts, who is valued at around £15m, according to the Sun.

Roberts was the player offered as a makeweight in the failed Riyad Mahrez bid by City during the January transfer window, but Foxes manager Claude Puel still holds an interest in the 21-year-old currently on loan at Celtic.

Hammers boss David Moyes was also keen on signing the England Under-20 international last month and it is believed Pep Guardiola will allow the attacker to leave the Etihad Stadium at the right price.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is seen during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor on February 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

£15m too much?

The proposed Mahrez deal collapsed because of the difference between how much Leicester and the Citizens valued the Algerian.

The Leicester Mercury reported that £50m plus Roberts was offered, so with the youngster being valued at £15m it took the overall value of the transfer to £65m.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford at The King Power Stadium on January 20,...

Yet the 2015/16 Premier League champions disagreed with this valuation of the Englishman, instead asking for £80m and no player for Mahrez and, as a result, nothing was completed.

If the Foxes did not think Roberts was worth £15m then, does that mean if West Ham offer the same amount in the summer they should win the race for the current Hoops loanee?

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton,...

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