The Algerian international has been known to want out of Leicester City for some time now, and according to the BBC, the tricky winger has handed in an official transfer request after learning of interest from Pep Guardiola.
City are keen to bolster their options in wide areas following the injury to Leroy Sane at the weekend and their failure to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, and given he can play in the Champions League this season, Mahrez would make perfect sense.
But having been linked strongly with Liverpool earlier this month, there’s quite a lot of Kopites who’d be pretty angry to see the player end up at the Etihad:
Should we try and hijack Manchester City’s move for Riyad Mahrez? pic.twitter.com/rAeEauIvEL
— LFC Liverpool FC (@Liverpool_FC_) January 30, 2018
Scenes if Liverpool hijack Mahrez just like Man Utd did Sanchez ?
— You (@MuhsinBashir) January 30, 2018
Mahrez transfer request, why the fuck aren’t we jumping on this???
— Nathan Byrne (@NaathanByrne) January 30, 2018
I don’t understand why we aren’t going for Riyad Mahrez, we are short of attacking options.
— Uzzyyyyy?? (@Uzzyyyy) January 30, 2018
Mahrez looking to force the move to Man City. Mad how they feel Bernardo Silva isn't enough to cover for the injured Sané, who'll be back in March, but we haven't acted to replace Coutinho https://t.co/iPvHZ8SOqm pic.twitter.com/drdtxm41Cc
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) January 30, 2018
If we don’t grab Mahrez I’m gonna roast Klopp for the remainder of the season
— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) January 30, 2018
How can Klopp not go for Mahrez!! Pisses me off?
— RF⁹ (@VivaFirmino9) January 30, 2018
Riyad Mahrez is set to hand in a transfer request at Leicester City. Should Liverpool act on it? ?
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) January 30, 2018
The LEAST Liverpool owe us is to at least try for Mahrez. Don’t just let City make one fucking enquiry and show us how it’s done.
— Anfield Leak (@AnfieldLeak) January 30, 2018
What do you think of the situation? Would Mahrez be better suited at Liverpool, or Man City?