Mahrez, 26, also implied in the press release that he and club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had a gentleman's agreement by which he would leave the club 12 months after its shocking Premier League championship campaign was concluded in May of previous year. You couldn't have not seen it coming.
"I think we have to look what is behind that as well, in terms of advice". A year later, difference wasn't his class or talent, it was hunger and desire - perhaps, the lack thereof.
How did Mahrez's Premier League form last season compare to 2015/16?
Craig Shakespeare has confirmed Leicester have not received a bid for Riyad Mahrez and he expects the player to remain "fully committed" to the club. While it is completely different to performing poorly on objective to try and force out a move, the repercussions are just the same.
Mahrez brought matters to a head in May when he broke ranks and issued a statement confirming he wanted to leave.
But boss Arsene Wenger is unwilling to meet Leicester's £50million valuation and rates the forward at £35m. With this being his first day we haven't had a lot of time.
"I've had the four best seasons of my career at Leicester and have loved every moment". We've always had a decent relationship.
Riyad Mahrez is of no worth to Leicester City anymore.
"Knowing him as I do, I think Riyad was just trying to be as honest as he can".
According to MailOnline, Mahrez has been left in "transfer limbo" as a result, with the two clubs thus far failing to reach an agreement after holding talks.
Leicester will allow Mahrez to leave but only for the right sum and are prepared to play hardball over any negotiations on the fee, with the East Midlands club believed to be looking for close to £50mn.
The winger was named PFA Player of the Year for his efforts in helping the Foxes complete their fairytale title triumph, but like his team-mates, he failed to achieve the same levels last year.