What the staff has to say:
"This time last year, Riyad Mahrez was one of the most coveted players in the country. After a poor season, interest among other Premier League clubs seems mostly to have evaporated. That is perhaps a little harsh on the Algerian, who showed enough flashes of his immense talent last season — most notably in a 4-2 win against Manchester City at the King Power in December — to make you think it was more of a temporary blip, understandable after the high of 2015-16’s title run, than a sign of a lack of quality. Nonetheless, questions remain about the 26-year-old. His track record of success isn’t long enough to say for sure whether he’s got the temperament to turn his obvious talent into consistent performances. We’ll be happy to find out he does. When he’s on his game, few players are better to watch."
Riyad Mahrez just had to be there. England’s Player of the Year in 2015/16, the Algerian, regardless of his indifferent previous campaign, is one of the best players in the league in any description on any given day.
If he stays at the King Power Stadium for another year, the 26-year old is likely to have a crackerjack of a season with Leicester City now a better team – at least on paper.