Riyad Mahrez: Algeria winger ‘focused’ despite uncertain future

Mahrez played in the Premier League opener, despite telling Leicester he wants to leave the club

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare praised Riyad Mahrez’s focus in Friday’s 4-3 defeat to Arsenal, despite uncertainty over the Algerian’s future.

Italian club Roma want to sign Mahrez and the winger, who helped Leicester win the Premier League title in 2016, says he wants to leave.

Asked if he expected the 26-year-old to stay – after a thrilling Premier League opener – Shakespeare said: “Who knows?

“I think we have all seen the funny business of the transfer window.

“We never know what is around the corner. Riyad has been very focused.

“He came out and made a statement, which we are all aware of, but while he trains and plays and is professional the way he is, he will be considered for selection.”

Roma say they remain interested but are also “working on other…

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