The 22-year-old forward is close to finishing his ₤ 2million transfer to the King Power Arena from French Ligue 2 side Gazelec Ajaccio.
Leicester signed Mahrez from Ligue 2 side Le Havre in 2014 and the Algerian played a crucial function in assisting the Foxes win the 2015/16 Premier League title.
Diabete, who has actually represented Mali at Under-23 and under-20 levels, just transferred to Gazelec Ajaccio 7 months ago however Puel believes he can flourish in the Premier League.
” He is close to finalizing,” stated Puel. “It is an excellent chance for us. It is a young gamer with capacity.
He has rate and excellent penetration. He has really excellent feet and he can make the distinction.
” He is flexible and can play anywhere throughout the front, winger both sides and striker. It is a great chance for the future and a fascinating gamer.”