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Riyad Mahrez ends speculation over his future by signing new Leicester deal

Published 18/08/2016

Riyad Mahrez has signed a new deal with Leicester
Riyad Mahrez has signed a new deal with Leicester

Reigning PFA Players' Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez has committed his future to Leicester by signing a new deal with the Premier League champions.

The 25-year-old Algerian was a key figure in the Foxes' unlikely run to the title, scoring on 17 occasions and registering 11 assists, and was expected to attract interest from elsewhere.

However, like team-mate Jamie Vardy, Mahrez has penned fresh terms at the King Power Stadium by agreeing to a deal that runs until 2020.

Arsenal, who saw Vardy turn them down during Euro 2016, were one of the clubs continually linked with Mahrez and they are likely to face both men on Saturday.

Earlier, quotes had emerged from Mahrez in which he had expressed a desire to remain in England while revealing only "two or three clubs" could make him consider his future.

"It is a super league and I would like to stay here as long as possible," he said.

"Now, there are two or three clubs in the world, that if they come for me, it definitely makes you think. But this is the best league in the world."

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