Leicester City defender Danny Simpson insists Riyad Mahrez is an example to fellow professionals over how to handle transfer speculation.
Algeria international Mahrez ignored on-going talk over his future to inspire the Foxes to a 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.
“Yeah, some people don’t and he’s still a Leicester player. You still want him to perform and show why the lads want him here and he has been a top player in the last few years,” said Simpson.
“There’s a few weeks to go and hopefully he stays with us and does that for the rest of the season.
“I’m pretty sure everyone will say the same, you want your best players at the club. He’s a top player and enjoyed his Champions League football and if he stays we’ll be very happy.
“I love playing with him on the right and if he’s performing like that it’ll be very good for us.
“We know what he can do. As soon as the whistle went you knew he was up for it. When he’s like that he’s unstoppable.
“He was unlucky in the second half, he had a little [Diego] Maradona moment, and got his assists. The goals will come for him.”