Mahrez completes long-awaited Manchester City move

  • Mahrez completes long-awaited Manchester City move

Mahrez completes long-awaited Manchester City move

According to a UK Daily Mail report, Manchester City have failed in two previous attempt to land the Algeria worldwide, it now seems the former Premier League victor will be leaving the King Power Stadium for the Etihad this summer.

The 27-year-old has penned a five-year contract with the Premier League champions. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a flawless 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.

According to the Daily Mail, the Algerian worldwide is set for a medical at Manchester City between Sunday and Tuesday.

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 Mahrez in action against his new team, Manchester City.

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure".

His arrival at the Etihad ensures the end of a lengthy pursuit by Guardiola, the City manager, who was left frustrated by Leicester's hardline stance in the January transfer window. "Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding", he said on the club's official website.

But the Premier League champions remained keen on Mahrez, who scored 13 goals in 41 appearances for Leicester last season.

"I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management".

Mahrez has been linked with a move away from Leicester ever since their remarkable 2015-16 Premier League title win, scoring 12 goals and registering 11 assists in the most recent campaign. "He will be welcomed back to King Power Stadium as both an opposition player and a friend of the club".