Riyad Mahrez agrees to join Arsenal

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Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez has reportedly decided to join Arsenal, which means he is set to move soon to the Emirates Stadium in London.

Although Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has publicly expressed his confidence that Mahrez will not leave the King Power Stadium yet, saying “It is over, the market is closed here. Mahrez wants to stay,” it seems that the professional football player has made up his mind and decided to accept Arsenal’s offer.

Mahrez, who holds the PFA Player of the Year title and is a Premier League champion, also plays for the Algerian national team as a winger. He had a memorable 2015/16 season, with 17 goals scored and a Premier League title won for the Foxes, and his impressive performances have led to high interest from other football clubs.

Reports say negotiations are at an advanced stage now between the interested parties and that they are likely to agree to a £41.8 million deal.

The 25-year-old signed for Leicester City in January 2014 and he would now be the fourth player to join Arsenal following the signings of Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano.