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Man City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester

Pep Guardiola GETTY Pep Guardiola wants Riyad Mahrez at Man City
Noah Ferguson | 11 July, 2018, 08:42

Leicester City star man Riyad Mahrez has undergone a medical with Premier League champions Manchester City ahead of his £60m move to the Etihad.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Mahrez was due to meet up with the Leicester squad for their training camp in France, but club officials had allowed the Algerian global to stay in England as a deal moves closer to completion.

Mahrez, who was so upset at not gaining his move to City at the beginning of the year he sat out two matches, said his new club were revolutionising the game in England.

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

The Mirror says City are poised to announce the capture of Mahrez from Leicester in a stunning deal worth in the region of £67million.

He joined Leicester from French club Le Havre in 2014 and played 158 games in all competition for the Foxes, scoring 42 goals, starring as they pulled off a surprise Premier League win in 2016.

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure".

"Riyad is a hugely talented player". Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding. When combined with his creativity and eye for goal, Mahrez is one of the most potent attacking players in the Premier League at his best.

"In the four and a half years since Riyad signed for the Foxes, he has played his way into the hearts of all Leicester City supporters", a statement read.

Leicester had already brought in cover with the £24m arrival of attacking midfielder James Maddison from Norwich.

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