Riyad Mahrez: I want to win the Champions League with Manchester City

Man City news: Riyad Mahrez confident of impressing after £60m move from Leicester | Daily Star

Man City news: Riyad Mahrez confident of impressing after £60m move from Leicester | Daily Star

Riyad Mahrez faced the press at the City Football Academy today after joining Manchester City from Leicester City for a club-record fee on Tuesday.

Like everyone else Mahrez has been watching the World Cup this summer, keeping in touch with Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy and sharing the Leicester pair's pain when England went out.

"I haven't talked about my precise position with the manager yet, but City wanted me and that means a lot", Mahrez said.

The Algeria forward completed a club-record £60million switch to the Etihad Stadium earlier this week.

He added: "I don't think much about this, the most important is I'm here, happy and starting a new challenge and a new life".

Many City fans lamented the fact that Benarbia arrived at Maine Road at the wrong end of his career, but the former Blue believes Mahrez has joined the Club at the preface age.

Since the day he came to Leicester, and after the season he had last season as well, it doesn't surprise me when I see his level at the World Cup.

Maguire has enjoyed a meteoric rise since coming through the youth ranks at Sheffield United as he made his name during a three-year spell at Hull City before making a £17m move to Leicester in 2017 where he's continued to enhance his reputation as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

"In France, too, I think people have been waiting to see how he does at a big club and I think they will see a different player this year". It's a Champions League team, who want to win trophies every season.

"After what they've done it's fantastic", Mahrez, 27, told a news conference. It's a goal. Now we have to work and see what can happen.

He said: "I'm very confident about myself and I hope to help this team to improve".

They could have won the game. "It's a good thing".

He said: "The Champions League is for big clubs, they're a big club, they have everything to try to win it". It is a goal. I made the decision to come here because I want to be part of that.

"I think City will prioritise the Premier League this season, but also look to do really well in the Champions League as well, especially after the disappointment of losing to Liverpool".

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