Will leave, won’t leave? This is the question that Algerians are asking about the future of Riyad Mahrez at Manchester City, especially in the face of the tempting offers that the Algerian international has received from several European leaders even before the end of the current season. Pep Guardiola’s statement in the pre-match press conference opened the doors to speculation about a possible departure of the player in question, along with four other teammates.
One year from the end of his contract with Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez still hangs in suspense about his future. Between continuing the adventure with the Citizens, by extending his contract for two more seasons, and going to try a new experience in another European championship, he has not yet decided.
While the player is coveted by several European clubs, including PSG AC Milan or even FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, the management of Man City could grant him an exit voucher next summer in order to benefit financially from his transfer. Some other executives of the team could also experience the same fate, among others Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus or Raheem Sterling.
Guardiola: “5 players could leave the club”
During the press conference he held yesterday ahead of this afternoon’s game against West Ham, Pep Guardiola revealed to the media that five players could leave Manchester City in the next transfer window.
Without giving names, the “Philosopher” indicates: “A revolution in the club’s workforce next summer? Yes it’s possible. We must prepare for the departure of five players at the end of the season, either recruit new elements, or give the chance to young people from the club’s academy”. Continuing his statement, the Spanish technician adds: “We are ready for the decision of certain players who wish to leave the club during the next summer transfer window”.
The least we can say is that Pep Guardiola’s statement has opened the doors to speculation over Riyad Mahrez’s possible departure from Man City next summer, especially when we know that has not yet been approached. by his club officials to begin negotiations for a new contract. In any case, the captain of the national team is concerned about the next matches of his team which promise to be decisive for the conquest of the title. Manchester City are still leaders in the Premier League with 89 points on the clock and three points clear of Liverpool, just four days from the end of the championship.