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Manchester City sign Mahrez in record deal

11 July 2018

Yet Mahrez is now a Manchester City player and a record deal for the champions, beating the £57m paid for Aymeric Laporte in January.

Premier League champions Manchester City have sealed a £60m deal with Leicester for Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, with the Foxes ace set to undergo a medical analysis with the next two days, reports suggest.

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The Algeria worldwide has signed a five-year contract with the Manchester outfit and will wear the number 26 jersey.

After helping them win promotion to the Premier League, he then helped them win the English top flight, scoring 17 goals in 37 games as the won the title in 2015-16.

He later said he had "regrets" over the dispute, during which the Professional Footballers' Association offered to be a mediator between club and player.

City's director of football Txiki Begiristain said Mahrez's attacking qualities would add even more of a cutting edge to a side which already has an abundance of talent such as Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero.

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"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure".

"Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League's most exciting players". Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding.

But he has now become the Premier League champions' first summer signing since winning the title after knuckling down and biding his time to earn his dream move.

The former PFA Player of the Year leaves Leicester after four-and-a-half years with his sale representing a stunning £59.6m profit for the east Midlanders, who signed him from Le Havre for just £400,000.

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

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Manchester City sign Mahrez in record deal