PUEL FUMES: CITY HAVE NO RESPECT
CLAUDE PUEL has accused Manchester City of lacking “respect” over their pursuit of Riyad Mahrez.
The Premier League leaders waited until 48 hours before the close of last month’s transfer window to make their move for one of the Foxes’ most important players. Mahrez went
AWOL in a bid to push through the transfer and Leicester boss Puel said: “To make solicitation just one or two days before the end of the transfer window, I don’t know if it is normal.
“We don’t have a lot of players with the same quality as Riyad. For some teams, it is not difficult to replace their players.
“We’re not a squad, like some great teams at the top of the table. We need to manage better, and we need also perhaps some respect from others.”
Mahrez failed to show for training just 24 hours before the Foxes’ trip to Everton. He was gone for 10 days in all and the player held clear-the-air talks with team-mates before returning to the side for training last Friday.
Puel added: “It was important for Riyad to keep united with the team.”