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Mahrez targeted by Real Madrid to replace Bale?

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 11, 2020

Real Madrid are considering a possible transfer for Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the event of a departure of Gareth Bale. The Algeria international provided 11 goals and nine assists in 33 Premier League games last season. The 29-year-old has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup (twice) and Community Shield so far during his time under Pep Guardiola following his transfer from Leicester City in 2018.

For the moment, only Martin Odegaard, in return for loan from Real Sociedad, has arrived at the side of the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Foot Mercato indicates that Real Madrid executives have taken information on the case of Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City). Under contract until 2023, the Algerian international could be an option only if Gareth Bale were to leave the Merengue club in the future, due to his very high salary.

Mahrez has often been valued by his coach, Pep Guardiola. The former coach of Barça had notably indicated about him: “He’s an incredible player. He’s a fantastic guy who can always create something special with assists and goals. We are delighted to have him and I hope he can help us when he plays and even when he does not play “.

However, during the Final 8 of the Champions League in August, the Algerian was a substitute against Real Madrid (2-1) and during the elimination against Lyon (3-1) in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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