Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has turned his back on Riyad Mahrez for good, after the City boss discovered it would be a risk to sign the Leicester City forward according to report.
Man City bid £60million for Mahrez, but walked away on deadline day after Leicester indicated they valued their prized asset at a massive £95m.
Mirror Sport reported that since seeing his dream move to the Mancunian Blues collapse, Mahrez has gone on strike refusing to turn up for training and missing the Foxes’ last two games.
He is set to continue his self-imposed exile by missing Saturday’s match, ironically, against runaway Premier League leaders City at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola whose side made the bid during the January transfer window are now skeptical about asking for the Algerian striker in the future, even though City are still hopeful of getting a forward for their squad.
The Spaniard believes that even though the transfer failed, he still expected Riyad Mahrez to be of use to his club rather than exiling himself from the team.
Giving a player with such attitude an opportunity to play for City could give room to rebellion and City boss believes turning his eyes away from the striker is just a better option.