Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez11/07/2018 08:50
After years of rumors and speculation, Riyad Mahrez finally leaves Leicester City. The winger was close to Roma last summer, but the Italian side did not want to meet Leicester’s asking price.
Manchester City have succeeded where they failed in January of 2018. They have completed the signing of Riyad Mahrez for a fee of £60 million.
The winger signed a 5 year deal with the Premier league champions.
“I am very pleased to join City, a team playing great football under Pep Guardiola”, Mahrez told the club’s website.
“Watching them play from afar has been a pleasure. Pep is committed to attacking football and that is perfect for me. They are redefining English football and I want to be a part of that”, added Mahrez.
City’s sporting director, Txiki Begiristain, is happy about the move.
“Riyad is very talented. He creates space and beats defenders. We are sure that he will bring more attacking quality to our squad”, added Txiki.
Mahrez will wear the number 26 for his new club.