Riyad Mahrez “deserves better” than Leicester, according to Algeria coach Rabah Madjer, who has also urged the winger to return to training.
The 26-year-old did not turn up for training on Thursday or Friday last week and missed the defeat at Everton and Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Swansea after his proposed move to Manchester City collapsed on Deadline Day.
Mahrez handed in a transfer request in a bid to push through a move to the Etihad and Sky Sports News understands he was left “depressed” by Leicester’s decision not to accept City’s final player-plus-cash offer worth an estimated £65m.
Madjer understands Mahrez wants to play for a “bigger club” but has advised him to return to training with his Leicester team-mates.
“Mahrez currently deserves better than Leicester. But we must not forget that it was Leicester who put him on the right track,” Madjer told Goal.