Riyad Mahrez will join Roma instead of Arsenal on one condition


Riyad Mahrez is set to get his wish and leave Leicester in the coming days, with Goal reporting that the Algerian’s representatives have agreed a deal with Roma.

It’s also claimed the playmaker won’t fully commit to the Giallorossi until he hears whether Arsenal will be making an offer for him.

The Gunners were keen a year ago, but his form dipped in line with the Foxes’ more general demise.


Mahrez evidently prefers a move to London, but he has been flattered by how hard the Serie A runners-up have worked to attain his services.

Roma sporting director Monchi will offer him an impressive financial package. The difficulty is that he cannot yet know what Arsenal are intending to offer, as they will only be interested in the one-time title winner if they are unable to procure Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

There could be positive news for Mahrez on that front, as the Ligue 1 champions have already lost Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko and won’t be keen to allow any more players to leave.

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