clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Barcelona in For Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez - Report

New, comments

What are the chances of this happening?

Derby County v Leicester City - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Strap in, folks, because we’re about to get a lot of rumors as it seems Barcelona’s management is starting to rev up plans for the upcoming transfer window.

This one comes from Diario Sport: Barcelona are keen on Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez for next summer.

Last year, FC Barcelona apparently were interested in the Algerian-born winger, but Leicester asked for a fortune and the Catalans backed off.

Mahrez could be back on the market, though he won’t be cheap. Sport says that despite Mahrez having a bit of an off year, Barcelona expect he will command a price in the range of 35 to 40 million euros.

Barcelona may be in for a winger who has good one v. one skills, and Mahrez could fit the bill.

Leicester will not let him go cheaply, but the player himself may want the move. He’s been pictured wearing Barcelona shirts and has praised the team in the past. That could make a difference as well.