Riyad Mahrez to Barcelona: Scouts from Barcelona have watched Riyad Mahrez numerous times this season and are very positive about the player’s abilities. The Catalan giants want the player to deputise the MSN. Riyad Mahrez, the sensational Leicester City forward hit English Premier League like a storm this season and deservingly won the PFA Player of the Year award which was previously won by Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard.
The 25-year-old Algerian has scored 17 goals in the Premier League this season and made 11 assists. With three game weeks left to play, Riyad Mahrez won the PFA Player of the year award, the most prestigious individual award for an English Premier League player. Also, Mahrez averages 3.4 successful dribbles in each game better than the world’s best dribbler Lionel Messi.
Mahrez is the first ever African to win the PFA Player of the year award and he is first Leicester City player to win the accolade. Players whoever win the PFA Player of the year in the English Premier League will be linked with the two Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona unconditionally. A handsome number of players who won the PFA Player award has preferred to play in Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale made record making transfers to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard, last year’s PFA Player of the year award winner is still linked with Real Madrid. Even though the Belgian had a very poor season with the Blues this season, his market value is still on the high, one of the reason is the prestigious award he won last year. English Premier League is considered as the most competitive league in the world, so there is nothing to raise your eyebrows when the best player from the world’s best league makes record transfers.
Riyad Mahrez to Barcelona, the transfer is not easy since the player has just signed a new contract extension with the Foxes and the club has no plans to sell their star players. Leicester City need just 5 points from their last 3 games to win the EPL and have already qualified to play Champions League next season. Leicester see Mahrez as their key player for future glories and will not allow the player to leave without a fight. Also, the player looks committed to the EPL leaders which will make the things harder for Barcelona. So Riyad Mahrez to Barcelona looks unlikely to happen.