According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Real Madrid are keen on signing the Algerian this summer contacts have already been established between the 29-year-old’s entourage and Zinedine Zidane’s side.
The report states states that little is known as to whether City would be open to parting with a player who is contracted with the club until 2023.
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Real Madrid see Mahrez as a potential replacement for Gareth Bale and will only move for the midfielder if the Welsh winger can be moved on this summer.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Xtra and City chief, Manchester City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
Imagine selling our 2nd best player. Mahrez is going nowhere..
— Cityzen Agenda (@MCFC_Agenda) September 10, 2020
We can’t sell him. Why would a club want to sell their best players? Not happening. Those wanting to sell Mahrez are either Clueless or United fans.
— Josh (@Josh35020503) September 10, 2020
Second best player, better than Walker, Sterling, Ederson?
— Ali (@abi_ali760) September 10, 2020
He’s very inconsistent though. I dont think he fits in the Pep system very well. He was POTY playing on the counter attack. Not a possession based team. Its very different having to break down a low block then running at pace against 1 defender in a lot of space.
— Mr. Aguia 🎃 🎃 (@mr_aguia) September 10, 2020
Offload Mahrez and bring in Lautaro! I don’t mind Mahrez but we need younger, more energetic players. If RM are willing drop £30m on him, I’d take it and pursue someone like Lautaro or Dybala.
— Jack Parkes (@jparkes1991) September 10, 2020