Leicester manager vows to make Riyad Mahrez smile after transfer miss

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 12:33 IST | Agencies

Leicester manager Claude Puel intends to do all he can to ensure that Riyad Mahrez comes back with a smile after the Algeria playmaker saw a potential move to EPL club Manchester City fall through on deadline day

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Leicester manager Claude Puel intends to do all he can to ensure that Riyad Mahrez comes back with a smile after the Algeria playmaker saw a potential move to EPL club Manchester City fall through on deadline day. There were reports in the British press that City baulked at Leicester's £96m valuation of Mahrez and walked away. "We receive at the last moment something from City and I think it was harsh for us.

It was difficult Riyad," said Puel. "We have to understand (all) parts: for me, for the squad, for the player. It was a decision taken by the two clubs," he added. "All the players and staff will help him to come back with a smile and to enjoy his football. Players know it will be difficult sometimes for Riyad."

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