Manchester City have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the clubs announced on Tuesday.
The Algerian international has signed a five-year deal to become their first recruit since they won the Premier League.
Mahrez,27, who has signed a five-year contract, moved for a fee of £60 million (about Kshs 7 billion) – a club record for Man City -and will wear the No. 26 shirt.
Riyad told Manchester City’s website;
‘I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola. 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…’
While the City director of football, Txiki Begiristain, said;
‘Riyad is a hugely talented player. He beats defenders and creates space. Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting players.’
Here Riyad Mahrez is greeted by manager Pep Guardiola on his first day as they met at Manchester City’s training ground on Tuesday.