Mahrez joins Manchester City from Leicester for a record £60m fee

FE Online Desk | Published: July 11, 2018 12:00:07 | Updated: July 12, 2018 21:30:47


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Manchester City have broken their club record to sign winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for a fee of £60 million, £3m more than the £57 million that they paid Atletico Madrid for French defender Aymeric Laporte in January.

The 27-year-old has signed a five-year deal to become the Blues' first recruit since they won last year's Premier League.

They walked away from a potential deal for the Algerian in January after being put off by Leicester's valuation, the BBC reports Wednesday.

Mahrez said the club's style of play is "perfect" for him and he wanted to be part of a club which is "redefining the English game".

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure," said Mahrez.

"Pep Guardiola is committed to playing attacking football, and City's performances last season were outstanding."

"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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