Man City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester

Multiple sources are saying that an announcement of the Algerian's club-record move from Leicester City is imminent, potentially today or Thursday (Wednesday unlikely due to England's World Cup game).

The 27-year-old has been a long-term target for City, and moves to the Premier League champions on a five-year-deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £60m.

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola", Mahrez said in a club statement. "They're redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it", Mahrez said on his new club's website.

Reaching the Champions League final at the end of last season does make Liverpool a pretty big attraction for any potential recruits during the transfer window and Klopp will be hoping to get the signatures of some more stellar players.

Mahrez first asked to leave Leicester last summer and the club rejected three bids from Roma.


With his quality on the ball, ability to take on opposition players and his extensive passing range, the youngster would soon make himself hugely popular among the King Power Stadium faithful.

Several positions remain problematic for the Reds and if they are serious about toppling current champions Manchester City next season they must ensure that the right players are added to the squad this summer.

Do you think Mahrez can be a success for City?

Mahrez joined Leicester from Le Havre for £400,000 in 2014, and was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year during their surprise Premier League triumph in 2015-16.

He helped the Foxes to a shock Premier League title in 2016, scoring 17 times.

Related Articles

  • Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

    Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

    Yet it is England's creative, dynamic and intelligent midfield that will need to be on the top of its game against Croatia . We should be grateful of the side of the draw we're on and grateful for the spirit and performances they're putting in.
    France vs Belgium, a short history

    France vs Belgium, a short history

    Antoine Griezmann , whose bagged three goals at this tournament, joins Lukaku, Mbappe and Hazard in a ultra-attacking formation. The quarter-finals are all done and dusted, meaning just four matches remain before the 2018 FIFA World Cup comes to an end.
    George Clooney has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Sardinia

    George Clooney has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Sardinia

    Clooney was transported to the John Paul II Hospital emergency room, but his injuries were not serious, La Stampa reported . The daily newspaper said the 57-year-old Clooney had been headed to a film set when his motorbike was hit by a auto .
  • European Council president warns Trump about lack of U.S.  allies

    European Council president warns Trump about lack of U.S. allies

    Donald Trump has risked a diplomatic spat by refusing to back embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May . Trump tweeted early Monday. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he wrote on Twitter.
    Dutch museum 'shocked' to learn of Wonderboom plane crash

    Dutch museum 'shocked' to learn of Wonderboom plane crash

    Nineteen people have been injured after a vintage plane crashed in a field near an airport in Pretoria, South Africa. Meanwhile, The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says investigators are on their way to the scene.
    Kremlin says linking Russian Federation  with new Novichok poisoning is 'absurd'

    Kremlin says linking Russian Federation with new Novichok poisoning is 'absurd'

    Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "appalled and shocked", and sent her "thoughts and condolences" to the family. Previously, Shulgin expanded on Russia's long-held thesis thatthe Novichok poisoning was an anti-Russian conspiracy.
  • Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright

    Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright

    In her statement Prime Minister vowed to deliver "a Brexit that is in our national interest, the right Brexit deal for Britain". Writing on Twitter, he added: "Huge honour to be appointed Foreign Secretary at this critical moment in our country's history".
    Netflix is making it easier to watch shows on mobile

    Netflix is making it easier to watch shows on mobile

    Users can have multiple episodes of a TV series downloaded at once, but they typically don't download entire seasons. Netflix is rolling out a new " smart downloads " feature created to make offline viewing just a little bit easier.
    Prince Louis Christened In Front Of Royal Family

    Prince Louis Christened In Front Of Royal Family

    Charlotte wore a pretty sleeveless floral sundress in pink, and she wore the same shoes as George , but in a cute pastel pink. Hours ahead of Prince Louis' christening on July 9, Kensington Palace revealed the names of the baby boy's godparents .
  • Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal

    Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal

    Wilshere became a free agent when it was decided that Arsenal would not be offering him a new contract. Let us know in the comment section below.
    Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo transfer to Juventus

    Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo transfer to Juventus

    A day later, Spanish newspaper Marca reported the five-time Champions League victor had begun looking for a house in Turin. And with them also, on an individual level, I have the satisfaction of having won four Gold Balls and three Gold Boots.
    Federer cruises into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final

    Federer cruises into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final

    Bizarrely, organisers chose to put a mixed doubles match on Centre Court, which was concluded under the roof after sunset. Del Potro was leading 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7 when his tie with Simon was halted for the night due to darkness.