Manchester City finally complete £60m Mahrez capture

Manchester City have finally completed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for a club record fee of £60m that could rise to £75m with add-ons

The 27-year-old was linked with the Premier League champions in January and even went as far as handing in a transfer request but Pep Guardiola’s side balked at Leicester’s £90m fee.

Mahrez, who will wear the no 26 jersey, has signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium and will hope to play a major role in City’s title defence.

“I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola,” Mahrez told the official club website.

“Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a perfect 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.

“I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep’s management.”

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