Mahrez signs new Foxes deal

Riyad Mahrez has signed a new four-year contract with English Champions Leicester City.
Riyad Mahrez has signed a new four-year contract with Leicester City. (Picture: Twitter)
Despite interest from several high-profile clubs, and reports of his impending departure, Riyad Mahrez has committed his future to Leicester City for a further four years.

The reigning Premier League champions announced the signing on Wednesday evening, expressing their delight at the outcome of the negotiations.

The 25-year old played a pivotal role in the Foxes' remarkable 2015/16 season and was widely tipped to join a more prestigious club in the summer. 

However, the player has defied expectations by staying with the club and manager who discovered him.

An official statement from the club's website read: "Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that Riyad Mahrez has signed a new contract, committing his future to the Foxes until June, 2020.

"The reigning PFA Players’ Player of the Year signs new terms after playing a starring role in City’s unforgettable Premier League title triumph last season – the latest stage of a remarkable journey for the 25-year-old Algerian in Leicester City colours. 

"Signed from Le Havre of the French second tier in January 2014, Riyad’s two-and-a-half-year spell with Leicester has seen him establish himself as an Algeria international, a Premier League champion and one of the most feared attacking players in Europe. He scored 17 goals and contributed 11 assists last season in the most remarkable title triumph in Premier League history. 

"He joins the likes of Wes Morgan, Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel and Andy King in signing new deals with the club this summer, bolstering Claudio Ranieri’s squad for the club’s first ever Premier League title defence."