Manchester City completes Mahrez transfer, Algerian pleased to join League Champions.
Premier League defending Champions Manchester City have completed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for £60 million.
Mahrez joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement.
“I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola,” Mahrez told the club’s website
“Watching them from afar has been a pleasure”.
“Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a perfect for me, and City’s performances last season were outstanding. They’re redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it”
“I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep’s management”- Mahrez.
Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football, says he is delighted to have finally captured one of the best players in the English top flight.
“Riyad is a hugely talented player. He beats defenders and creates space,” he said. “Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting players.
“We’re sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad.