10 players who could be playing their last Premier League season
"I've never seen a bag of money score a goal." - Johan Cruyff. It doesn't seem like a lot of people agree with the Dutch legend today and the transfer windows are a standing testimony to this.
The January transfer window is not as rich in action when compared to the summer transfer window, but this season is promising to be an exception.
The media is going into a frenzy with articles and news items regarding such news. Some headlines are as absurd and preposterous as saying that Messi is retiring from football to start playing cricket. Yet there are others that make sense and get one thinking.
Since the January transfer window is not long due, let's take a look at players who seem to be playing their last season in England and are on the verge of a big move to elsewhere in Europe. These include players who are falling out of favour with their teammates, coaches and fans.
#1 Riyad Mahrez
From playing for France's Ligue 2 team Le Havre II to joining Leicester City, and from joining Leicester City to winning the title, Riyad Mahrez has definitely come a long, long way. But after 2015, Leicester City have failed to rediscover their winning formula and now, two managers and a season later, we are left with a team battling for a place in the middle berth of the Premier League and a lone figure waging a battle for literally nothing.
The Foxes poster boy is definitely 'talent well wasted' at Leicester. He was instrumental in their rise to a Premier League win but a year and a half later, we are left with a team that is a mere shadow of their former self, but not Mahrez who still shows sparks of brilliance.
He should take the lesson from N'Golo Kante who at Chelsea is making better use of his talent and has already won a Premier League title and has been awarded PFA Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
Mahrez was touted to move to Roma or Barcelona over the summer, but for whatever reasons, his transfer didn't go through. Once again, there are rumours that run through the same lines. Let's hope this time it goes through.