Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Medical | By Mark Scott

Mahrez regrets behaviour after failed Manchester City move

Mahrez regrets behaviour after failed Manchester City move

Mahrez has since attempted to engineer a January move to Manchester City, but he was forced to stay after several big money bids were rejected.

The Algeria worldwide was absent for two Leicester City matches after missing out on joining the Premier League leaders, who reportedly made a £60 million offer on deadline day two months ago.

"I was away from here because I needed some time to think, it was a hard situation", Mahrez told Sky Sports.

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is keen on a move to Italian side Roma, according to a report in the press. It is behind me. It's behind me. If we start talking about this, it's like coming back to this transfer window.

Asked if he had any regrets about how he handled the situation, he said: "You always have regrets, but at the time I thought it was the best thing to do". The club handled it very well.

Highlights as Mahrez's last-gasp free-kick secured a dramatic draw for Leicester against the Cherries
Highlights as Mahrez's last-gasp free-kick secured a dramatic draw for Leicester against the Cherries

But the player has hit back at the assumptions made about his absence, and insists the club were always aware of his whereabouts.

He said he will not reconsider his future at the club until the end of the season. "I'm not saying I'm coming or going". Everything is good, so we will see in the summer if things come.

Leicester ran a feature on Mahrez on their website on Wednesday looking at the impact of the player this season, suggesting the Facebook post was a hoax. "Everyone was very good with me and there's nothing more to say". They know me very well.

The situation has since been cleared up, with a club spokesperson telling Goal: "It's not a genuine post and we're working with Facebook to have it removed".

Mahrez has also been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal. I think everyone knew it was a hack.

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