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

Riyad Mahrez, Leicester, 2014

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: