Manchester City seal £60m deal with Leicester for Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez

Claude Puel

Riyad Mahrez has finally completed his £60million move to Manchester City, becoming the club's record signing weeks before their Premier League title defence.

According to the Daily Mail, the Algerian global is set for a medical at Manchester City between Sunday and Tuesday.

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola", Mahrez said.

The Algeria worldwide has signed a five-year contract with the Manchester outfit and will wear the number 26 jersey. Leicester said in a statement the deal was a "club-record fee".

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure".

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola", the Algeria global told the official club website.

Ronaldo signs for Juventus from Real Madrid
He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup. After nine years with the Spanish club, he will leave for the Italian side in a staggeringly massive deal.

Mahrez passed a medical at City's training ground on Tuesday and has agreed a five-year contract worth a mammoth £52m.

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

The Premier League champions were on the verge of sealing Mahrez's deal in the winter, but the Foxes insisted on recouping about £100m for their prized asset.

Mahrez has been linked with a move away from Leicester ever since their remarkable 2015-16 Premier League title win, scoring 12 goals and registering 11 assists in the most recent campaign.

Interestingly, the Algerian was back in Leicester's good books as he netted four more goals for the Foxes, taking his total goals to 39 goals from 139 top flight games for the King Power dwellers.

Mahrez becomes Pep Guardiola's first major signing of the summer with the manager having targeted a wide forward and defensive midfielder as his priorities in this transfer window.

Related:

  • All-Star Game Rosters Announced

    All-Star Game Rosters Announced

    With that being said, here is your 2018 American League All-Star team. This is second All-Star Game but his first as a starter.
    How to Watch France-Belgium World Cup Semi Final 2018

    How to Watch France-Belgium World Cup Semi Final 2018

    France now flies into Sunday's final on a hot streak, having defeated Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stage. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
    PCB to Charge Ahmed Shehzad for Failing Dope Test

    PCB to Charge Ahmed Shehzad for Failing Dope Test

    Shehzad was the highest run-scorer as he scored 372 runs with three fifties and a century for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board had revealed earlier that a player is tested positive for the doping test.
  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

    With or without Zidane, Madrid's shirt is special. "It is true that [Zidane] is special, but Madrid makes everyone dream". France vs Belgium will be interesting.
    France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

    France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

    Even though France has a young team, they also have a very experienced player on the team, the goalkeeper , Hugo Lloris . The attacker has been crucial to Belgium's run to the semi-finals, providing two goals and two assists for his side.
    Trump pardons OR  ranchers whose case sparked 2016 militia standoff

    Trump pardons OR ranchers whose case sparked 2016 militia standoff

    Most of the protesters at the Malheur site were acquitted of charges the government brought against them. One of the occupiers, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, was shot dead by Oregon State Police during the takeover.
  • Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado

    Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado

    With his Baltimore Orioles sitting at a league-worst 24-64, Machado will nearly certainly be on the move in the coming weeks. The Baltimore Orioles are in the process of fielding offers for Manny Machado from seven teams, according to a source.
    Trump has decided his Supreme Court nominee, source says

    Trump has decided his Supreme Court nominee, source says

    Judge Thomas Hardiman is a USA appeals court judge that The Washington Post reports is a "Second Amendment extremist". Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013.
    Roseanne Barr announces self-interview plans

    Roseanne Barr announces self-interview plans

    No word yet on which TV show she will appear, but she did give us an image of her new hairdo for us to focus on while we wait. She has not posted a video to the site in seven months. "I'll tell u about it tomorrow!" she tweeted Sunday.
  • London mayor defends Baby Trump blimp

    London mayor defends Baby Trump blimp

    His schedule also means he will miss seeing the baby blimp close-up during its London debut. Trump is also expected to travel to Scotland, where he owns two golf courses.
    Supreme Court to start hearing petitions for scrapping Section 377 from tomorrow

    Supreme Court to start hearing petitions for scrapping Section 377 from tomorrow

    Earlier, in 2009, the Delhi High Court had decriminalised Section 377, but the order was later set aside by a Supreme Court bench. The high court had stated that Section 377 was in violation of Articles 21, 14, and 15 of the Constitution.
    Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

    Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

    He added that the loss of Zinedine Zidane, who has been replaced by Julen Lopetegui at Real, doesn't change the club's appeal. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Juventus in a transfer deal worth in the region of £105m.

Comments

Latest news

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town
Wildlife officer John Burke said the capture was a "bit of a thrill". It was caught and killed in 1974, also in the Northern Territory.

Jada Pinkett Smith Confesses To Past Sex Addiction: 'I Am A Binger'
The 46-year-old said that when she was in her twenties, she felt as though everything could be fixed through having sex. I was really into it at one point. "So it's sad to say that I did it for a man", Adrienne continued.

All legal requirements to be fulfilled on return of Nawaz, Maryam: Zafar
Safdar was sentenced to one year of imprisonment on July 6 in the Avenfield properties reference case. The participats also reviewed security arrangements pertaining to Nawaz's arrival in Lahore .

Phase two of cave rescue underway - mission chief
Decker said he sent four engineers to the cave site, and they assisted rescuers by boosting pumping power 40 per cent. Elon Musk has offered his assistance and has floated plans to save the soccer team stranded in a Thai cave network.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland for tour
Meghan's signature face-framing tendrils were nowhere to be seen. Meghan Markle knows a thing or two about setting trends.

DONE DEAL? Man City medical and contract signing for Mahrez
They walked away from a potential deal for Mahrez in January because they were put off by Leicester's valuation. Wantaway Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez finally looks set for his dream move to Manchester City .

Pinnick to commission France, Belgium semi final tomorrow
I have a soft spot for France given the number of years I stayed there so I hope they continue to do well", said Shereni. Retired French striker Henry is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff.

Green Day's American Idiot could be #1 for Trump's United Kingdom visit
The campaign was originally launched back in April, when Trump's visit was officially confirmed to be going ahead. Keep sharing to others what we are all doing! They dubbed the campaign "Make American Idiot Great Again".

Inside knowledge abounds as France and Belgium meet in semifinals
Belgium are buzzing after their victory over Brazil while France are flying following their win against Uruguay. France´s Antoine Griezmann during training, Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg Russia - July 9, 2018.

Manchester City sell goalkeeper Angus Gunn to Southampton
Gunn moves to St Mary's Stadium having failed to make a first-team appearance at City, signing a five-year deal to join Mark Hughes' side.

Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game
Gazza was of course one of the star players the last time England played in an World Cup semi-final back in 1990. Maguire, however, insists that the Three Lions are mainly focused on themselves.

Buffon says thrilled, motivated by joining PSG
Now the former Italian global is said to be on the verge of signing a one-year contract at PSG with an option for a second season. They are an extraordinary national team with considerable talent.

Donald Trump may meet his 'friend' Boris Johnson during United Kingdom visit
For context, the United States spends a massive amount on defense - 3.61 percent of our 2016 GDP was dedicated to it. Trump was confident "we'll work something out" while overseas but said the USA was still "being taken advantage of".

Kenedy set to seal season-long loan move to Newcastle
The winger will join Newcastle for next season, though, as Benitez continues to press ahead with his summer dealings. Newcastle United have reportedly reached an agreement with Chelsea winger Kenedy regarding a season-long loan deal.

Europe recalling some valsartan meds on safety fears
The health risk of abruptly discontinuing this medicine is higher than any potential risk presented by the impurity. "This active substance is used in a number of medicines marketed in Europe", the regulator said.

Other news