The “Foot Mercato” website blew up a heavy-caliber surprise by announcing that there is a high possibility of the departure of Algerian Riyad Mahrez from his current club, Manchester City, during the upcoming winter Mercato.
And “Foot Mercato”, which specializes in news of player transfers, and exclusively from sources described as private, suggested the possibility of Riyad Mahrez, the star of Manchester City, who is close to Real Madrid, and to a lesser extent to the French football club Paris Saint-Germain.
The site considered that the management of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the only ones currently able to delegate the “Desert Warrior” in the upcoming winter transfer market.
The source relied on the situation that the Algerian star has been experiencing with his club, City, since the beginning of the current season, in light of the philosophy of Spanish coach Josep Guardiola, in rotating his players from one match to another.
The site mentioned the absence of Riyad Mahrez from the Manchester derby, last Saturday, in front of his arch-rival Manchester United (2-0) at Old Trafford, so the Algerian captain did not participate in that confrontation.
Riyad Mahrez, 30, remained seated on the bench, watching the entire match, with Guardiola not making any change in the match against the traditional rivals, the “Red Devils”.
The same source was surprised by the decision of Spanish coach Guardiola in that confrontation, noting that he was able to give the opportunity to participate for other players, led by Mahrez, Sterling and Fernandinho, since his team was superior with a clean double.
In light of the rotation system between the players adopted by Guardiola, the “Foot Mercato” website considered that the matter does not serve Riyad Mahrez, who needs to appear constantly, to maintain his upward pace in his performance.
It seems that the only obstacle to Riyad Mahrez’s transfer to Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain, according to Foot Mercato, is his participation in the Cannes competition 2021, from January 9 to February 6 2022.
The Spanish and French teams will also not be able to benefit from the services of Riyad Mahrez in the Champions League, if he is assigned next winter, since he competed at the beginning of the current season with his club, Manchester City.