I feel now is the time for me to move on, says Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez

first_imgLeicester City’s star winger Riyad Mahrez on Tuesday handed a transfer request to the 2015-16 English football champions saying he wants to challenge for major honours next season.Mahrez played a major role in helping the low profile club defy all the odds to win the English Premier League (EPL) title last season. Leicester finished 12th in this EPL season and their high was reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, with Mahrez scoring 10 goals across all competitions.”Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City Football Club I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on,” Mahrez was quoted as saying by www.mirror.co.uk.”I had a good discussion with the chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League,” the Algeria international added.”However, I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience.”According to media reports in England, Leicester will demand around $35 million to sell the 26-year-old.last_img read more

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Daily Bullets (January 19)

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. OSU-Kansas tonight in GIA at 6 p.m. I’ll be covering it. We’re hosting a recruiting chat on the site at 11 a.m. Come back and join in if you have recruiting questions.Hoops NewsTravis Ford owns Kansas. No team has solved the Jayhawks recently like the Cowboys, with OSU the only squad to beat Kansas each of the past three seasons. At Gallagher-Iba, the Cowboys have won two straight over KU and four of the last six. [NewsOK]“We haven’t played well in Stillwater, for the most part, since I’ve been here,” said Self, who is 3-5 there since joining Kansas in 2003-04. “We have to do some things better, the ball is sticking a little bit.” [AP]Jeff Nerberry on how OSU beat KU last year: “We just pressured a lot and played desperate. We need to do that all the time. I tell guys that we don’t play desperate until we’re down. I can remember last year, we played desperate the whole game.” [O’Colly]Right now, they’re the most efficient KU team on offense since the 2009-10 Jayhawks team that went 15-1 in the Big 12. [Tulsa World]Ford: “I think this is one of the most dangerous teams that Kansas has had in a long time. That says a lot because they’re always the best in our league, so we have a tremendous amount of respect for them and understand the challenge in front of us.” [Go Pokes]Around the countryJawun Evans won Newcomer of the Week but not Player of the Week. [Big 12]Sooner Magic, meet Hilton Magic. [CBS]Wait, Auburn got fined $100K for storming the court against Kentucky?? [CBS]Football NewsRe-ranking the 2015 recruiting classes. Oklahoma State is 8th. [ESPN]Jake Trotter has James Washington as the 21st-best player in the Big 12. [ESPN]Around the CountryThis is embarrassing, but I briefly forgot Carson Palmer won a Heisman. [CBS]Ohio State is good at recruiting. [CBS]Recruiting NewsMason Rudolph helped host a big time recruit last weekend. [PFB]Great job by Boone here recapping what recruits said about their visits to OSU last weekend. [PFB]Devon Modster to UCLA. [PFB]More PFBOklahoma State is 50-1 to win it all next year. [PFB]Emmanuel Ogbah to … Carolina? [PFB]Seth Jacobs is awesome. I’m happy for his retirement from football. [PFB]More stuff I’m readingI made an appearance on Gilmore Guys recently (6:40 mark).last_img read more

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