Riyad Mahrez: Manchester City sign winger from Leicester for £60m

Manchester City have completed the signing of Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahez.

City have always been in pursuit of Mahrez, having seen a cash-plus-player offer of £65m for the 27-year-old rejected in January, with Leicester demanding £80m to let him go in the middle of the season.

The former Le Havre man scored 13 goals in 41 appearances for Leicester last term and was instrumental in their shock Premier League title win two seasons ago.

The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement.

Multiple sources are saying that an announcement of the Algerian's club-record move from Leicester City is imminent, potentially today or Thursday (Wednesday unlikely due to England's World Cup game).

Leicester have granted Mahrez extra time off this summer, meaning that he has not returned to pre-season training at the club's Belvoir Drive training ground with the rest of his Foxes teammates.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola", Mahrez told the club's website. They're redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding.

While we can't verify for sure that it is Mahrez, it certainly looks to be and the presence of City staffers would seem to confirm it. He will be welcomed back to King Power Stadium as both an opposition player and a friend of the Club.

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