Mahrez returns to training ahead of Manchester City clash

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City’s Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez has returned to training today ahead of the team’s clash with Manchester City on Saturday.

The 26-year-old has not attended the Foxes training sessions since a deadline day move to the Citizens failed.

Manchester City had bid around £50m for the Algerian as it sought to fill the gap left by injured Leroy Sane.

Mahrez went on to lodge a transfer request, the second in as many transfer windows.

Leicester however rejected the bid, with City refusing to make any higher bid.

If the forward faces City on Saturday, that will be his first appearance since January 20.

Mahrez joined Leicester City in 2014 from French side Le Havre for a fee believed to be in the region of £400,000.

The Algerian was part of the Leicester team that won the Premier League in the 2015-16 season, and was voted the Algerian Footballer of the Year, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, and was a member of the Premier League PFA Team of the Year.

He has scored nine goals in all competitions for Leicester, also managing seven assists.