Leicester city would collect £5 million of add-ons bonus if Manchester city get’s a win over them today, and go ahead to win against Brighton in their last match this weekend.
The summer transfer of former Leicester city playmaker, Riyad Mahrez had a close which allows for the benefit should the Algerian win the league at City.
It was agreed in the contract terms that in case of a win of the EPL title by Manchester city, Leicester would profit because of their former player. The 28-year-old Algerian together with Jamie Vardy formed a feared duo in Leicester city’s fairytale title win in 2016. He was acquired for as much as £ 67.80 million which sum’s up to £72.80 million if add-ons are included.
There is no questioning Mahrez’ ability. The quick footed Algerian has played 26 times in the premier league for Manchester city and in that time has scored 6 goals, made another 3 including match winning performances against Tottenham Hotspur in Manchester city’s travel to then Spur’s ground, Wembley.
Pep Guardiola and his last season centurion’s added just Riyad Mahrez in the first team squad to try and are Keen on regaining the title they won without sweat in the 2017/18 campaign.
It has been a close call from start to Finish as Liverpool have matched Manchester city stride for stride. However, a win on Monday, May 6, 2019 against the Foxes would take Manchester city back to the top with 95 points and just 1 game to go.
With the squad depth and competition it is difficult to predict if Mahrez would be in the starting 11 for this game. No other club would want to be in Leicester’s position now: win or draw and loose £ 5 million in a flash or be defeated and ease the process of taking the money, putting your fight for a Europa league position in jeopardy.