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

10 July, 2018, 23:35 | Author: Heidi Alvarez

Riyad Mahrez is reportedly undergoing a medical at Manchester City ahead of a move from Leicester City.

The 27-year-old Algeria global will join the Manchester side after Leicester City accepted a Club-record fee for the transfer.

City have always been in pursuit of Mahrez, having seen a cash-plus-player offer of £65m for the 27-year-old rejected in January, with Leicester demanding £80m to let him go in the middle of the season.

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.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Manchester City are reportedly close to landing Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez this summer.

He then went on to score four further goals for the Foxes, taking his tally to an impressive 39 goals in his 139 top flight matches overall.

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The Algerian superstar has been desperate to seal a transfer from Leicester City to his dream club since the start of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

Mahrez, 27, moved for a fee of £60 million - a club record for Man City - after undergoing a medical and will wear the No. 26 shirt.

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.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

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. "Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding", he said on the club's official website.

"I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management". He will be welcomed back to King Power Stadium as both an opposition player and a friend of the Club.

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