Riyad Mahrez has to be one of the most - if not the most - skillful footballer in the Premier League this season. The Leicester City winger is a true baller.
The 24-year-old produced one of the best assists of the season in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend - scroll down to the bottom of this page to see that - and he will be a serious contender to win the PFA’s Premier League Player of the Year award if the Foxes finish the campaign inside the top four.
Mahrez has always had the magic touch, judging by video footage of the Algeria international that emerged over the weekend. (Scroll down this page to see the tricky winger in action as a 17-year-old).
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay5
According to the Daily Mail, Mahrez was filmed in Sarcelles - a northern suburb of Paris, where he started his football career - showing off his skills as a promising teenager in this video.
His first professional club was a lower league team in France, Quimper, with whom he spent one year before joining Le Havre.
And after four years with Le Havre, Mahrez was snapped up by Leicester for the bargain price of £400,000.
Mahrez must be worth £25m+ now
Fast-forward a couple more years and Mahrez, who has scored 13 goals and provided eight assists in 22 league appearances this season, would now be worth at least £25 million.
At 24 years old, Mahrez still has the best years of his career ahead of him - and Leicester will do well to retain his services beyond this summer, regardless of whether they win the title.
Manchester United and Tottenham - per the Daily Mail - are both reportedly keen on the player.
Is Riyad Mahrez the most skillful player in the Premier League? Have your say by leaving a comment below.