Riyad Mahrez announces shock retirement on Facebook

The Leicester City superstar said he took this decision “after the last consultation with many doctors.”

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez posted a shocking and bizarre message on his official Facebook account last night, seemingly announcing his retirement from the game.

This comes in a week when Fiorentina captain Davide Astori tragically died in his sleep following a cardiac arrest, and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante reportedly collapsed and fainted in the pre-match training before facing Manchester City.

The announcement comes out of nowhere, as Mahrez didn’t seem to be going through any fitness issues of late, and even scored a stunning last-gasp equalizer for Leicester at the weekend against Bournemouth. He has been one of the most in-form players in the league in 2018, and is up to 9 league goals for the season with his latest strike. He was tipped for a big-money move in the summer, with the most possible destination being Manchester City.

There is, however, still the possibility that this message was not posted by the player or his agents. Given the suddenness of the statement, as well as the lack of grammatical correctness in the post, this