In Focus: Mahrez could rediscover scintillating form at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have turned their attention to Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, according to The Express.

What’s the word?

The 2016 PFA Player of the Year announced publicly at the end of last season that he wants to leave Leicester this summer.

The Algerian was a pivotal part of the Foxes’ shock 2015-16 Premier League title-winning campaign, scoring 17 goals and creating 11 assists.

Last season was not as successful for Leicester as manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked and the club ended up in 12th place.

Arsenal and Roma have been linked to Mahrez, but now, The Express claims that Tottenham have made an enquiry about the 26-year-old.

It is believed that Roma have ended their interest in the £50m-rated winger after having two bids turned down.

Are Tottenham and Mahrez a good fit?

Last season, the former Le Havre player struggled to recreate the form that helped Leicester become English champions.

That could have been down to his desire to move on or frustration that the team were not as dominant in the top flight.

Mahrez has not become a bad player overnight, and if he is surrounded by the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane at Tottenham, he could rediscover his form.

He is not the quickest of wingers, but he is a proven goalscorer, and he could provide decent service for his teammates.

Mauricio Pochettino does not need to strengthen his squad massively this season, but adding a little bit of flair could boost them further.

Tottenham also have an edge over arch rivals Arsenal in that they can offer Champions League football, whereas the Gunners have dropped to the Europa League.