Sunday 22 May 2016

Swap deal: Arsenal to trade star player for Leicester City star

Reports suggests (Metro) that the north London club and Leicester City have held talks over a promising swap deal involving Riyad Mahrez and Theo Walcott.

The Gunners remain among one of the biggest clubs who are deeply interested in the Mahrez, and Emanuele Giulianelli claims the north London club have been in touch with Leicester City over the 27-year-old Algerian forward.
Leicester City fear losing some of their star players this summer after an astonishing title win this season, as a host of top clubs are interested in Mahrez after his stunning season.

On the other hand, a potential problem is that the Foxes want Walcott as part of the move, though the 27-year-old winger is not keen on a move to the Leicester City.
From my perspective, the signing of Mahrez from Leicester to the Emirates Stadium would certainly be an upgrade on the England international, as he has undergone another disappointing season with the Gunners this season.

Walcott is still on of Arsenal’s highest earners and has only signed a new contract last year, so his departure may not be likely.

The north London club has shown interest in signing another Leicester star N’Golo Kante, who along with Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, is considered as being a major driving force behind the club’s shock Premier League triumph.

Kante's hardworking performances contributed to Leicester City's Premier League title victory this season, which inevitably has attracted the interest of a host of top clubs in the Premier League. Following his low-cost switch for £5.6m from Caen last summer, a buy-out clause is on the 25-year-old's head, which is believed to be roughly £20million.

1 comment:

  1. You said it yourself ...

    Mahrez would be an upgrade on Walcott (who would obviously be a down-grade for Leicester) and that is why this will never happen

    Why would Leicester want Walcott or see him as a suitable replacement for Mahrez?

    Walcott is overpaid and he under-performs. He is still a "kid with potential" (only he is now 27) but he will never deliver consistently ... he just doesn't fit the Leicester model of hard-working professional players - he is a 'Billy Big Time', the type of player who Leicester have publicly stated they will not sign

    As & when Mahrez leaves Leicester they will look for a player with the potential & drive to make something of himself, not someone who thinks he has made it and therefore no longer has anything to prove