Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester - contract details revealed

Pep Guardiola

He then came on as a substitute the next day, having missed the previous two games, as Leicester were beaten 5-1 away by Pep Guardiola's City, and featured in every match for the Foxes for the rest of the season.

Mahrez was given extra time off by the Foxes after playing in Algeria's global games in June and had been set to return to pre-season training before confirmation of his move to City.

City director of football Txiki Begiristain is confident Mahrez will prove a valuable addition as the champions look to mount a successful defence of their Premier League title and succeed in Europe.

The two clubs have agreed a fee of £60m for the 27-year-old and talks have now been completed between the two sides, with Mahrez due in the north west for a medical at the start of next week.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

'Watching them from afar has been a pleasure.


But he has now become the Premier League champions' first summer signing since winning the title after knuckling down and biding his time to earn his dream move.

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola", Mahrez said in a club statement.

The club wished him all the best in his new adventure.

A photograph has appeared on social media of a man who appears to be Riyad Mahrez leaving a private hospital in Manchester with a camera man and someone else in Manchester City training gear.

Interestingly, the Algerian was back in Leicester's good books as he netted four more goals for the Foxes, taking his total goals to 39 goals from 139 top flight games for the King Power dwellers.

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