Riyad Mahrez has signed a new deal with Premier League champions Leicester City, keeping the Algerian international at the club until 2020.
Mahrez, 25, was voted PFA Player of the Year last season after scoring 17 goals and providing 11 assists enroute to the historic league title for the Foxes. Speculations have been floating around all summer that Mahrez might be tempted to leave King Power Stadium, and said recently that there were two or three clubs in the world that could make him leave.
Leicester issued a statement on their official website about the new deal, that reportedly does not include a buyout clause.
“Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that Riyad Mahrez has signed a new contract, committing his future to the Foxes until June, 2020.
“The reigning PFA Players’ Player of the Year signs new terms after playing a starring role in City’s unforgettable Premier League title triumph last season – the latest stage of a remarkable journey for the 25-year-old Algerian in Leicester City colors.”
Mahrez is the latest core member of the team to sign a new deal, with Jamie Vardy, Wes Morgan and Kasper Schmeichel all signing new contracts with the champions. The French-born Algerian international has scored 25 league goals in 87 games since joining the team from Le Havre back in January 2014.
Leicester takes on Arsenal on Saturday at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes opened up the season with a shocking 2-1 loss to newcomers Hull City.