Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has ended up on the radar of Real Madrid.
That’s what Foot Mercato are reporting today, and their report’s headline reads ‘Real Madrid look at Riyad Mahrez’.
It’s claimed the La Liga winners have taken information about the winger and further add that contacts have already been established between the 29-year-old’s entourage and Zinedine Zidane’s side.
The Algeria international still has three more years left on his contract at Etihad, and there are a few factors to be considered for Los Blancos before trying to make an attempt for him.
Gareth Bale is the top earner at Real Madrid as the Welshman collects €15m net in wages per season.
The Spanish giants have been trying to offload him in the ongoing window, but have not been successful so far.
Should they manage to cut ties with the former Spurs star, then they can think of making an approach for Mahrez.
It’s not clear whether or not Pep Guardiola’s side are ready to allow the ex-Leicester City winger leave the club this summer, and even if the Citizens open the door, there’s no suggestion if Real Madrid are willing to meet City’s valuation.
Foot Mercato only state contacts have been established between Real Madrid and Mahrez, and they could have obtained this information from the player’s camp.