Manchester City, 2018–
Leicester City have unearthed some remarkable talents before selling them on for huge money, and there is arguably no bigger success story to their business plan than that of Riyad Mahrez. Born in the northern suburbs of Paris, Mahrez began his career with French lower-league club Quimper before a move to the more renowned but less enjoyably named Le Havre – reportedly after he had turned down offers from both Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille. His tricks then attracted attention from further afield and a move to then-Championship Leicester for just £400,000 was confirmed in January 2014. His career has been filled with little but success ever since.
Promotion to the Premier League was secured . . .