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Riyad Mahrez next club odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
19 July 2023, 07:24

Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City in 2018 and has been highly successful at Etihad Stadium, being an undisputed starter and winning 11 trophies since then, including the Champions League this season. However, the Algerian winger lost prominence in recent months, with Pep Guardiola benching him for important games like the Champions League final against Inter Milan or FA Cup final against Manchester United. 

Rumour has it that Mahrez intends to leave the Citizens this summer – despite having a contract until 2025 – in search of regular playing time, thus resulting in an increase in Riyad Mahrez’s transfer odds.

List of latest Riyad Mahrez transfer odds

Regarding Riyad Mahrez’s next club odds, the 32-year-old is expected to end up in Saudi Arabia once the transfer window closes. However, clubs from Europe may be interested in the Algeria captain as well.

Riyad Mahrez next clubSkyBet ODDS
Any Saudi Pro League club1.33
AC Milan17.0
Barcelona21.0
PSG21.0
Newcastle United26.0

Any Saudi Pro League club

The Saudi Arabia clubs have brought in several big names this summer so far and the transfer window has only started. As per reports, local club Al Ahli is interested in Mahrez and are ready to pay £30 million to sign the Man City winger. The 32-year-old would join the ranks of Algeria teammate Ryad Boudebouz and former Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Nevertheless, Mahrez is said to be in doubt about the move despite the mouthwatering salary offer of £25 million per year. Even so, you can never rule out that another Saudi Arabian club joins the race, making him an improved, impossible-to-reject offer.

AC Milan

Not as high as the Saudi clubs when it comes to Riyad Mahrez’s next club odds, AC Milan apparently continue to keep tabs on the Algerian. The Rossoneri tried to sign the winger last summer but the transfer didn’t materialize, with Mahrez eventually agreeing to a new contract at City.

Milan have recently lost their starting winger Brahim Diaz as he returned to Real Madrid on loan expiry so they definitely need someone to replace him. There is no doubt that Mahrez would fit Stefano Pioli’s team like a glove: Riyad’s shooting and passing remain top-level, and in a less physically demanding league, he could continue destroying defences for another couple of years.

Barcelona

Mahrez was linked to Barcelona more than once over the years but the interest appears to have diminished recently. First of all, the Catalans already have two great options on the right in Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha. Second, Barcelona’s poor finances may not allow them to offer the 32-year-old a competitive salary, especially when compared to what Al Ahli are said to be offering. The La Liga champions do need to make signings up front, but it is a new left winger that they are looking for, not a right winger.

PSG

Reports in England claim that Paris Saint-Germain have identified Riyad Mahrez as a potential summer signing. The Parisians still prioritize the signing of his teammate Bernardo Silva, but if the transfer fails, the Ligue 1 giants may opt for the 32-year-old Algerian.

Lionel Messi left PSG for Inter Miami this summer, so the French club needs someone who would take his place on the right. Marco Asensio has been signed already, but the Spaniard wasn’t a starter at Real Madrid so we cannot expect him to be enough for the Parisians either. The duo of Mahrez and Asensio fighting for one spot, however, would please any coach!

Newcastle United

The Algeria international would be an amazing transfer for Newcastle United for multiple reasons. The Magpies need reinforcements after qualifying for their first Champions League in almost 20 years, and Mahrez is someone with vast Premier League and European experience. To all the merits of Eddie Howe’s team, Newcastle definitely need to improve their attack, and Riyad would directly address that problem as he finished the season with 15 goals and 13 assists despite the decreased game time.

No doubt, Newcastle can offer Mahrez wages similar to what he would be getting at Al Ahli, and if the first season goes badly, nothing stops him from moving to Saudi Arabia in a year’s time. After all, Newcastle is owned by the country’s Public Investment Fund.