Whether or not Arsene Wenger can persuade Riyad Mahrez to sign for Arsenal or convince the champions elect Leicester City to sell us the man just voted the PFA Player of the Year for this season is another matter, but i8f the Arsenal transfer rumours are right then the boss is at least going to try when the current season ends, according to a report in The Mirror.
The Frenchman does have some encouragement in his transfer pursuit of Mahrez as well, because the player himself told Sky Sports that despite the recent reports in the football press linking him with a possible move back to his home town of Paris to play for the super rich champions of France PSG, he has no intention of going and is determined to stay in the English Premier League.
The 25-year old said, “Even today I am not too excited about the prospect of PSG. It is my town, but I do not see myself going back.
“I don’t really want to go back to France. France does not really excite me, I love England.”
I am sure that the Gunners will not be the only EPL club alerted by these words and with the massive TV money deal meaning that the Foxes have no financial problems I would say that it will take one hell of an offer to get them to sell. Mahrez might not want to leave a good thing either and may feel that he wants at least one more season with them to take the fairytale into the Champions League.
But at least we can hope that Wenger and Arsenal will give it a go. What chance do we have of securing the transfer of this brilliant forward in the summer?