WATCH: Take a closer look at Mahrez's abilities from his pre-Leicester days

Winger used to star for Le Havre in his native France

BY Raf Diallo 17:23 Thursday 11 February 2016, 17:23 11 Feb 2016

Picture by: Rui Vieira / AP/Press Association Images

In an era of players mostly developed from academies and classically trained, it's good to see a street footballer making waves at the highest level.  

For that is what Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez was, having slipped through the cracks of France's footballing pyramid as a youngster as explained by Algerian football writer Maher Mezahi on Off The Ball last night.

The 24-year-old did eventually join a club higher up the echelons when he signed for Le Havre in 2010.

Four years later, he was at Leicester, but most of us haven't seen the pre-Premier League Mahrez in action.

Fortunately, you can look back at his exploits with this look at him in a Ligue 2 match against RC Lens in the 2013-14 campaign - including a nicely taken goal: 


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