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Coutinho’s replacement? Creative forward set for medical this week



Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea supporters are devastated Mahrez is edging closer to Anfield.

Liverpool have reportedly swooped for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez with the Algerian set to undergo medical on Sunday according to Bein sports.

Mahrez has spoken of his desire to leave Leicester City and has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the club. Liverpool believe Mahrez is the proper replacement for Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho who moved to Barcelona in a deal worth £142million.

This transfer news comes as a surprise to Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea fans who are disappointed Mahrez is moving to Liverpool.

Manchester United fans feel Mahrez would add quality to the wings where Mata, Mikitaryian, Martial and Rashford have consistently failed to make much progress. He would also be a cheap and proven Premier League player who is not cup tied for the Champions league.

Chelsea fans want Mahrez, as they believe he is an effective and younger version of Willian and Pedro, who will dovetail perfectly with Hazard and Morata in attack. Mahrez will also give Chelsea more creativity as most times the London club looks increasingly to Hazard this would remove a lot of pressure from the Belgian.

Arsenal fans are the most desperate of all due to the contract situation of Ozil and Sanchez . Mahrez arrival would be a good replacement for Sanchez as assists and goals are part of his game. He would also bring more threat to the right wing with arsenal fans dreaming of a Mahrez-Lacazzette combination.

Mahrez has featured 23 times for Leicester this season contributing eight goals and seven assists. The Algerian won the premier league with Leicester in 2016 and PFA player of the year that season.


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