Report: £60m ace faces uncertain future at Man City; Guardiola frustrated by star's inconsistency
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez faces an uncertain future at the club, according to ESPN.
The publication are claiming that Pep Guardiola has grown frustrated by the 30-year-old’s inconsistent performances since his move in 2018.
The Algerian was in sublime form towards the backend of last term. He scored three goals across both legs of the Champions League semi-final win over Paris Saint Germain.
However, he’s not the only player on the chopping block with doubts over the futures of two more men.
Raheem Sterling has just two years left on his deal and has yet to agree on a new one. Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte is open to a move back to Spain amid interest from Barcelona.
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The Algerian has been a fairly decent addition to the Citizens. However, you can’t say he’s made too much of an impact on the outfit.
In comparison, Phil Foden has had much more of an influence in what is his breakthrough season with the first-team.
The England international has scored 16 goals and registered 10 assists across all competitions. Foden has carried the team through some sticky moments despite being just 21-years-old.
His performance away to Chelsea earlier in the year, carrying the team to victory.
Aside from his sensational performances in the Champions League, you can’t say Mahrez has rarely been a difference-maker.
When you spend £60m on a winger you expect a Foden-esque impact on the team. However, you can count such moments for the former Leicester City ace’s had on one hand.
With Manchester City eager to recruit this summer, the future of Mahrez seems to be away from the Etihad Stadium.
The club should fetch a handsome fee, which should be used to sign the likes of Jack Grealish and Harry Kane.
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