Algerians in Europe

Riyad Mahrez announces retirement from football

Leicester City and Algeria midfielder Riyad Mahrez has announced his retirement from football, on social media website Facebook.

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The statement reads as follows: “After the last consultation with many doctors, I’ve decided to stay away from football. As my time as a football player comes to an end, I would like to say few words. I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city, you will be always in my heart.”

It is very likely that this message was posted due to the account being hacked, which would once again show that Mahrez’s management team really need to consider their future with the footballer.

DZ Football believe that this post is false, and Mahrez very much remains a Leicester and Algeria player.

After failing to find a move to a bigger club in the last two transfer windows, Mahrez’s agency team have come into question on numerous occasions.

The Algerian international recently missed training for up to two weeks, after missing out on a transfer deadline day move to Manchester City.

Last summer, the 27-year-old also left the Algeria camp to try and pursue a move away from the King Power Stadium. The Facebook post has remained on Mahrez’s Facebook page over an hour since it was first posted.

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