Arsenal are looking to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez in addition to Jamie Vardy, according to reports this evening in The Sun.
A move for Vardy looks set to be completed in the next 48 hours and it’s now suggested that Arsene Wenger will further bolster his attacking options with the acquisition of the Algerian international.
Mahrez, who was voted the PFA Player of the Season as he helped the Foxes to the title, moved to Leicester two years ago from French side Le Havre for a fee of £400,000.
The report is lacking in any real detail – it mentions a release clause, but doesn’t list even a ballpark figure. There’s also a vague hint that Theo Walcott could leave should Mahrez arrive at the Emirates.
In truth, we’re not quite sure what to make of this. It could just be opportunistic speculation piggybacking on the Vardy story. That said if you’d mentioned we were interested in Vardy on Thursday afternoon we’d have laughed in your face.
Still…7 poos. Surely we can’t sign both? Or could we?