Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Bound Riyad Mahrez joined by his family as winger undergoes medical


Manchester City have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the clubs announced on Tuesday.

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

Mahrez made 180 appearances in Leicester City colours, scoring 48 goals.

Pep Guardiola is a long-term admirer of Mahrez, and will have been impressed with his dedication in the second half of the season at Leicester despite coming close to an exit in the January window.

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Mahrez, 27, moved for a fee of £60 million - a club record for Man City - after undergoing a medical and will wear the No. 26 shirt.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

Riyad's progress with Leicester City also saw him firmly establish himself as a key member of the Algerian national team, with whom he played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals and both the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mahrez's experience of winning the Premier League will certainly have left him hungry for more success, and he now has the chance to achieve that once more under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola. "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. "We're sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad".

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