Riyad Mahrez Completes Dream Move To Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez Completes Dream Move To Manchester City

According to multiple reports in England, Mahrez is closer than ever to completing a long-reported $80 million transfer move to Manchester City, where he'll join the Premier League champion as it looks to repeat in the league and finally win the UEFA Champions League.

Yet Mahrez is now a Manchester City player and a record deal for the champions, beating the £57m paid for Aymeric Laporte in January.

The 27-year-old Mahrez, who won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016, said he had moved to The Etihad stadium for the chance to win more silverware and improve his own game.

The algerian worldwide has joined Pep Guardiola's side until June 2023 and will wear the No.26 shirt at the Etihad.

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure", Mahrez told the club's website. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding.

Mahrez was also given the opportunity to meet some of his new team-mates as he took part in his first training session for the club.

In his four seasons at Leicester, Mahrez created 27 goals. Have your say in the comment section below.

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"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

Mahrez will go down as one of the bargains of the Premier League era, having joined Leicester for a reported 400,000 pounds (now $530,000) from French club Le Havre in 2014.

Mahrez was targeted by City during the winter but the two clubs ultimately failed to strike a deal, with negotiations going down to the final day of the transfer window. "We're sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad".

The Algerian worldwide scored 48 times (39 in league competition) in his 179 appearances with the Foxes.

Serie A side Roma subsequently came after him last summer but were left frustrated as several offers, with the highest reportedly £32 million, fell well short of Leicester's expectations.

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