Mahrez signs long-term deal with Leicester to quell exit talk

He is the reigning PFA Player of the Year

Riyad Mahrez, Leicester,

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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract.

The winger and reigning PFA Player of the Year has committed to the club until 2020.

The Algerian had been linked with Barcelona and Arsenal among others.

Mahrez was voted player of the year by his fellow professionals last season, as he helped Leicester win the Premier League title.

He scored 17 goals and set up 11 for his team-mates during the 2015-16 campaign.

The 25-year-old joined the Foxes for just £400,000 in 2014.