Man City Sign African Star For £60m

Riyad Mahrez's wife Rita posed for a sizzling selfie

Riyad Mahrez's wife Rita posed for a sizzling selfie

The Algeria global, one of Leicester's title-winning heroes from the 2015-16 season, handed in a transfer request in January and had a 10-day absence from the club before returning to training with them on February 9.

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has reportedly undergone a medical at Manchester City ahead of a move to the Premier League champions.

Mahrez's brother Wahid, who was wearing a CR7-branded t-shirt, mother Saliha and wife Rita, were all spotted heading out of The Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday.

City tried to sign him on deadline day just six months ago, but were rebuffed at the eleventh hour by the Foxes as they tried to recoup close to £100m for their player.

Reports in the Liverpool Echo last week claimed that ex-Reds' defender Phil Thompson has urged his former club to sign the Leicester man following his scintillating tournament, and it now remains to be seen whether an advance will be made after the World Cup.


The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

"I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management".

Mahrez's experience of winning the Premier League will certainly have left him hungry for more success, and he now has the chance to achieve that once more under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola.

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.

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