Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CITY DENY PUEL'S FOX HUNT CLAIM [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CITY DENY PUEL'S FOX HUNT CLAIM [City Region]

Article excerpt

CITY have denied they acted poorly over their failed bid to sign Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester boss Claude Puel had some strong words to say about the Blues' attempt to land their winger during the January transfer window, which ended on deadline day when the Foxes refused to budge from their £95m valuation.

Mahrez reacted badly to the collapse of the deal, and stayed away from training, only returning to action ten days later when he joined the squad which lost 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Puel was critical of City when asked about the situation, saying: "To make solicitation just one or two days before the end of the transfer window, I don't know if it's normal. I can't suffer this situation.

"Some teams can have a lot of possibility to replace players - they have a different situation to manage.

"We don't have a lot of players with the same quality as Riyad. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.