It was a few days ago when Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City’s manager, was asked whether the club had received an offer or not for Riyad Mahrez. ‘No’, was his answers.
Having gotten informed after that Press conference about an offer that Leicester had received, he made sure to… update his answer talking to the Press again.
I think I was quoted as saying on the last press day that there had been no bids. There was a bid from Roma I was told after, I’ll put the record straight on that one
Shakespeare told reporters in Hong Kong, ahead of a friendly game his team will play there against Liverpool. As for what the club did with Roma’s offer;
It was politely declined on the basis that it was a low offer
the Leicester City manager said, insisting that he doesn’t know more than that.
What that offer was, don’t ask me because I don’t know and I don’t get involved in that
Shakespeare then turned his focus on how the Algeria international has been behaving so far in the preseason, expecting him to continue like that.
I think you saw in Riyad’s performance (in the friendly game against West Brom), and I’ve seen a lot of quotes from our own players since, he is a Leicester player and until we’re told otherwise we expect him to perform to the high standards we all set. He’s a team player. Individuals are involved in this team sport so they have to adhere to the rules of the team game. While he does that, he’ll be considered for selection
the English manager said.
According to reports, Roma’s offer was in the region of 35 million euros.