Leicester City play maker Riyad Mahrez has confirmed that Arsenal didn’t just want him this summer, they submitted an official bid.
He claims he remained at the King Power Stadium to avoid a “conflict.” The Algerian who was awarded the PFA Player of the Year mentioned that he wanted to leave the Premier League champions in July during contract negotiations. Leicester had offered him a new deal worth £80,000 weekly, but he had turned it down.
“There was contact with Arsenal but Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in,” said Mahrez. The club owners were determined to keep the player despite the huge interests he attracted. The 25-year old player eventually agreed to a four-year deal.
Mahrez reportedly agreed to remain with the club following a “gentleman’s agreement” that he would be allowed to exit in the coming season if a worthy offer comes in. Arsenal are believed to have submitted a bid of £35 million. Leicester would have made a killing for a player acquired for just £375,000 from Le Havre. Continue reading MAHREZ CONFIRMS ARSENAL BIDED FOR HIM
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Liverpool can have a great chance to win the title next season.
He believes that the team will be free from the distraction of European competition and can make a serious push for the title.
Klopp managed to get Liverpool to two cups finals in his first season in charge, and he will be hoping that this time around he will be able to help his team win the title. Rodgers believe that Liverpool will be free to focus on the Premier League and that they will be able to focus their energy and their time to prepare the team for each Premier League game.
Rodgers, who finished second with Liverpool during the 2013-2014 seasons, knows very well the benefit of being without European competition. Indeed during this famous season, Liverpool were out of all European competitions and were free to focus on the Premier League. The former Liverpool manager said that not playing in the European competition will give you plenty of time to prepare the team and to focus on only one game per week. Continue reading Liverpool can win title according to Rodgers
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has warned Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling against taking any bad advice from agents.
The 20-year-old has made it clear to Liverpool that he wants to leave the club. A number of top clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea are thought to have made their interest clear to Liverpool. Arsenal are also interested in signing the player, but the prospect of having to part away with almost £ 40 million may prove to be a stumbling block. Arsenal legend Henry has admitted that he would like to see Sterling play for the gunners.
The 20-year-old has attracted intense criticism over the last few months. It has increased after widespread reports amongst the media stating thatSterling had publicly told the Liverpool board and its manager that he wants to leave. The player was named as the young player of the season during the awards ceremony held by the club, but he was booed by his own supporters as he went to collect the award. Henry says that it is up to the player to decide to leave or stay, but he should have kept the decision in close quarters rather than go to the media. Continue reading Thierry Henry has warned Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling against taking any bad advice