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Riyad Mahrez signs new deal with Leicester City

Riyad Mahrez

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Algeria international Riyad Mahrez has signed a new contract with Leicester City, committing his long term future to the reigning Premier League champions.

Riyad Mahrez has signed a four-year deal with Leicester city to end any speculation about his future.

The 25-year old-winger is now set to stay with the Premier League champions until June 2020.

Leicester City signed Mahrez from French Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre in 2014.

Since that time, he has established himself as one of the world’s top footballers.

The Algerian became the first African to win the PFA Player of the Year award after leading Leicester to the 2015/2016 Premier League title, scoring 17 goals and recording 11 assists along the way.

Mahrez had been linked with a number of clubs – including Mohamed Elneny’s Arsenal – but has now settled questions on his future.

He joins Jamie Vardy, Wes Morgan and Kasper Schemiechel as players to have extended their stay with Leicester after fears of a summer exodus.

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