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Riyad Mahrez speaks out on joining Man City and his exile at Leicester

The Algerian worldwide subsequently skipped training, effectively going on strike in protest at what he considered to be Leicester denying him a dream move he has been promised for several transfer windows.

Mahrez's 97th-minute free-kick rescued a point for Leicester against Bournemouth last weekend, and the Algeria global insists his mind is "focused on Leicester" and their remaining fixtures.

"As my time as a football player comes to an end I would like to say few words. I'm not saying I'm coming or going", he said.

'To be honest, everyone has been very good and it's in the past now.

Leicester City have confirmed Riyad Mahrez's Facebook account was hacked after a post emerged announcing his retirement.

RIYAD MAHREZ has refused to rule out another traumatic transfer window this summer - after confessing signing for Manchester City would have been a dream move for him.

He said: "I was away from here because I needed some time to think". "Like I said, we moved on and now it's the past".

'It was a hard situation, but like I said, we've moved on now, everyone, the club, the chairman, me.

Mahrez, named PFA Player of the Year in 2016 after helping Leicester to the title, is hoping to add another trophy this season after they reached the FA Cup quarterfinals. "When the team-mates and the club were behind me it was OK, it was very easy to come back here".

Asked by Sky Sports if he could still move this summer, he replied: "I don't want to talk about this". The club handled it very well.

"It was hard but I spoke with the players, I spoke with the manager, I spoke with everyone".

"It wasn't awkward because I've been with these teammates for four years now so I know them very well, they know me very well as well".

"Now I'm moving forward, trying to give my best for the team, and that's most important".

A post appeared on Mahrez's official Facebook page claiming the winger will retire from playing due to injury.

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