Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez on Roma radar

Published On 13/10/2014 | By Solace Chukwu | Africa, Europe, Latest News, Maghreb, Premier League, Serie A, Top Stories, Transfers

Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez is reportedly courting interest from Italy.

The tricky winger has impressed in the Premier League with newly-promoted Leicester, who famously stunned English giants Manchester United 5-3 in September.

Rome newspaper Il Tempo are reporting some interest from Roma for the exciting Mahrez, who only joined the Foxes in January 2013 for £400,000 from French club Le Havre. Roma manager Rudi Garcia is said to be a huge admirer, and wants the club to put the wheels in motion for the capture of Mahrez in January.

Roma already boast speed and inventiveness in wide areas, especially from Ivoirian forward Gervinho, but are competing on three fronts, with European commitments allied to domestic pursuits.

Leicester now face a battle on their hands to keep hold of their tricky winger, who is presently with the Algerian national team prosecuting qualifiers for the 2015 AFCON in Morocco.

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