RIYAD MAHREZ will develop into the newest footballer to strive his hand at performing as he performs a rapper on French TV.
The Manchester Metropolis winger, is friends with Franck Gastambide, who produces the Canal Plus present Valide.
The drama focuses on the rap scene in France, with many real-life stars collaborating.
Mahrez, 30, got here near filming an episode earlier than his Metropolis commitments scuppered the plan.
Nevertheless the Paris-born Algeria worldwide might but take a job within the collection in future.
Gastambide, 42, mentioned: “Riyad and I’ve mutual mates, and he phoned me through the lockdown final yr.
“He instructed me he cherished the collection. I mentioned: ‘Come on over, and we’ll do one thing collectively for it.’
“Riyad was resulting from be in Season 2. The issue was, what with him enjoying for Manchester Metropolis, he was unable to come back over and file.
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“We have been hopeful he may have the ability to make it proper up till the ultimate second.
“However in the long run it could not be carried out.”
Soccer stars transferring into performing has develop into a well-trodden path, with Eric Cantona and Vinnie Jones having explicit success.
Frank Leboeuf additionally had a cameo function within the Concept of All the things, whereas Stan Collymore starred in Fundamental Intuition 2.
Mahrez has featured in six of Man Metropolis’s eight Prem video games up to now this season, however has began simply twice.
He performed 90 minutes in opposition to League One aspect Wycombe Wanderers within the EFL Cup, scoring twice in a 6-1 thrashing.
Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola has favoured Brazil ahead Gabriel Jesus on the right-wing at occasions this season, limiting Mahrez to substitute appearances.
However the former-Leicester man stays an essential participant for the Cityzens, having made 152 appearances in simply over three seasons on the membership.
Mahrez would not be the primary footballer to crossover with rap, after former-Actual Madrid star Royston Drenthe hung up his boots for a profession in music in 2018.
Barcelona ace Memphis Depay has additionally launched music since 2017, together with his most up-to-date launch the ‘Heavy Stepper EP’ popping out simply final yr.
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