Leicester City fans react as Riyad Mahrez edges close to Manchester City switch

Christian Fuchs of Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City show appreicate to the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium...

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez will reportedly move to Manchester City this week.

Fousseni Diabate of Leicester City is substituted for Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on...

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is expected to seal a £60million move to Manchester City in the coming days, according to Sky Sports.

The Algeria international was keen on a move to the Etihad in January, but both clubs couldn't agree on a fee at the time.

A King Power Stadium exit was always on the cards for Mahrez after he first submitted a transfer request in the summer of 2017, with AS Monaco interested in his services.

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Arsenal also expressed interest immediately after Leicester's 2015-16 title-winning campaign, but the Foxes weren't willing to let go of one their best players.

Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on...

Mahrez was signed from Le Havre in January 2014, helping the then-Championship side return to the topflight for the first time in ten years at the end of the campaign.

He scored 17 league goals in 2015–16, emerging as the PFA Players' Player of the Year as Leicester City shocked the world.

Despite a sharp dip in form that saw him return just six league goals the following season, Mahrez was again at his best last term, scoring 12 times in 36 league games as the Foxes finished in ninth place in the table.

Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on...

Leicester City will surely miss their talisman, and here is how their fans reacted to news that a move to Manchester City is about to be sealed.

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