Despite all the speculation Riyad Mahrez has said that the will not be transferring to Paris Saint-Germain this summer as he loves playing in the Premier League.
Mahrez has been one of the top players this season in the Premier League and earlier in the week he was announced as the PFA Player of the Year after he amassed 17 goals and 11 assists.
He has been linked to a number of clubs over the course of the season and it is known that a number of Europe’s top clubs are interested in him. However, Mahrez is adamant about staying in England.
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Despite being a Parisian he says that he doesn’t see himself going back to France at all, “France does not really excite me, I love England.”
At the same time it looks increasingly likely that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will transfer to the Premier League this summer. This week his national team manager Erik Hamren claimed that it was rubbish that he was too old to thrive in England.
Concerns were raised after Ibrahimovic’s subdued performance in the second leg of PSG’s Champions League quarter final. However, Hamren says that he can thrive wherever he chooses as long as he is “motivated mentally”.
Hamren said that one of the most impressive things “about Zlatan is that he always wants to get better, and that is why he has been so good for so long, improving every year, even though he’s over 30.”
Recently Ibrahimovic was linked with a move to Manchester United but he stated that he would not play there unless Louis van Gaal leaves the club. The two are known to have a strained relationship and Ibrahimovic is likely to be keen to avoid a repeat of his time at Ajax.