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25th Jan 2016

VIDEO: A 17-year-old Riyad Mahrez shows off his silky skills

Mahrez touch

Kevin Beirne

Before this season, not many football fans knew the name Riyad Mahrez.

The narrative around the Algerian international is that he was a late bloomer who the big clubs all missed out because of his lack of promise as a youngster.

But a video from 2008 tells a different story, as it shows a then-17-year-old Mahrez controlling the ball with incredible ease and looking every bit the player who has taken the Premier League by storm over the last few months.