English Premiership

Mahrez only focused on winning title

Riyad Mahrez (TEAMtalk)
Riyad Mahrez (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Riyad Mahrez "is concentrate on finishing the season well" with Leicester City and not thinking about his future, according to his agent Kamel Bengougam.

The 25-year-old has been in sensational form for the Foxes this campaign, scoring 15 goals and notching up 11 assists to help Leicester to a five-point lead at the top of the English Premier League with only eight games to go.

His impressive season has led to reports that the likes of Barcelona will come knocking for his signature when the transfer window opens, but Bengougam says Mahrez is not distracted by the rumours.

"Today the only thing that matters to him is winning the title with Leicester and qualifying for the Champions League," he told BBC World Service.

"He's very happy. Since arriving at the club only good things have happened to him. He's played at the World Cup, he's moved up into the Premier League.

"It's the time to concentrate on finishing the season well.

"The transfer window will open after the season. Then we'll be able to see if these stories are true or false.

"What's good with him is that he loves football. He doesn't like what goes on around football."

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