Manchester City have completed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for a club-record £60m.
“Manchester City have completed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester. The 27-year-old has signed a five-year contract and has opted to take the number 26 shirt,” the English champions said in a statement.
“A title winner with Leicester in 2016, Mahrez says he can’t wait to get started at City, a Club he feels offers him both a chance to win silverware and an environment in which he can improve his own game.”
“I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola,” Mahrez told the club’s official 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. They’re redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it. I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep’s management.”