Manchester City seal £60m deal for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez


Mahrez believes he can help bring more success to Manchester City after finally completing his club record £60million switch from Leicester.

Mahrez, 27, passed his medical yesterday and has signed a five-year deal with City.

The Manchester club continue to eye Jorginho as a midfield reinforcement, however the 27-year-old is the only signing made by the club this summer.

"Pep Guardiola is committed to playing attacking football, and City's performances last season were outstanding".

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

Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain says Mahrez will give Guardiola another attacking option as the Spaniard looks to secure successive Premier League titles at the Eithad. "He beats defenders and creates space", he said.

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Leicester paid a fulsome tribute to the departing star.

Two years later, he was named PFA Player of the Year after scoring 17 goals and setting up a further 10 as they won the Premier League title.

The Leicester City midfielder, who is reportedly expected to sign a contract worth $13.8 million per season, was left behind in England as Leicester City traveled to Mahrez's native France for preseason training.

The Algerian scored four goals in 30 appearances in Leicester's first season back in the Premier League as the Foxes mounted a late surge to stay clear of relegation.

Riyad leaves with the best wishes of everybody who has worked with him at Leicester City Football Club.

Milan splashed out over 200 million euros (Sh23.6 billion) on players last summer.

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