Leicester City are set to see one of their star players depart the King Power Stadium this week as flying winger Riyad Mahrez edges closer towards a £60 million move to champions Manchester City.
According to The Telegraph, Pep Guardiola will finally land his man this week after failing in his quest to sign the Algerian during the January transfer window and it will be interesting to see just how Mahrez gets on at his new club.
The 27-year-old’s pending departure away from the East Midlands-based outfit will leave boss Claude Puel with a void to fill out wide and a replacement could come in the shape of a Wolverhampton Wanderers winger who is set to be in demand this summer.
According to Team Talk, Ivan Cavaleiro has been told he can leave the reigning Championship champions this summer and although Fulham are thought to be very keen on the player, it shouldn’t stop Leicester going head-to-head with the Cottagers for his signature.
The 24-year-old boasts blistering pace, a keen eye for goal and breathtaking skill and those attributes make him an ideal candidate to replace the very similar Mahrez.
The Portuguese attacker would probably be available for a fraction of the funds recouped by selling Mahrez and replacing him on the cheap would leave plenty of cash available to spend on other areas of the squad too.
French boss Puel will be under pressure to start the next campaign on a high following a poor finish to 2017/18 and it really is vital that his squad recruitment goes according to plan this summer.