Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

Last Updated: Jul 11 2018 17:23

FOOTBALL- Premier League club Manchester City has signed Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez for a club record 60 million pounds ($80 million).

“I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola. They’re redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it,” Mahrez said on City’s 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 ... I believe my own game can develop under Pep’s management.”

City had earlier refused to sign Mahrez last year as Leicester was demanding a very high price. In total, Mahrez made 180 appearances for the club, scoring 48 goals.