Home » Sport

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

10 July, 2018, 23:35 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Riyad Mahrez

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.

La Liga Real Madrid star staying, confirms agent 7 hours ago
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is staying with the European giants, according to his agent. Next season he will be a very important player for Madrid.


Martinez: France's Henry is missing ingredient for Belgium
Belgium beat France 4-3 the last time the teams met in a friendly in June 2015 in Paris, when Marouane Fellaini scored twice. On the other side is France , a world soccer titan vying for its third finals appearance in the last six World Cups .


YouTube will begin promoting and paying for legitimate news
That will also include "a reminder that breaking and developing news can rapidly change", Mohan and Kyncl wrote. Rather than recommending a video first, the algorithm will point to a text-based story surfaced by Google News.


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.

Recommended:

  • Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

    Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

    Most of the protesters at the Malheur site were acquitted of charges the government brought against them. The federal sentencing of Dwight and Steven Hammond for arson sparked the anti-government occupation.
    Netflix's 'smart downloads' cue up your next offline episode automatically

    Netflix's 'smart downloads' cue up your next offline episode automatically

    Smart Downloads will notify you when the feature starts downloading an episode, and you can even turn it off if you aren't a fan. Smart Downloads deletes Season 1, Episode 1, and automatically downloads Season 1, Episode 4.
    Paris Saint-Germain 'eye £240m Philippe Coutinho swoop'

    Paris Saint-Germain 'eye £240m Philippe Coutinho swoop'

    Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering a world-record £240m bid for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer. PSG remain at the centre of an investigation by UEFA after they spent nearly £400m on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last summer.
  • Belgium star Hazard: I used to support France growing up

    Belgium star Hazard: I used to support France growing up

    Marouane Fellaini , who has oft-partnered Pogba in the United midfield, will now be looking to stop the powerful Frenchman. This fixture is one of the matches that could easily have been the "Final" of this 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation .
    Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game

    Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game

    Now established as a key figure in the first England side to reach the World Cup semi-finals since 1990, the defender is bound to be hot property in the weeks ahead.
    Boris Johnson quits as UK's May faces mounting Brexit crisis

    Boris Johnson quits as UK's May faces mounting Brexit crisis

    The Times, Mail and the Telegraph all splash with headlines quoting Johnson's warning that the "Brexit dream is dying". But furious lawmakers warned that she could split her Conservative Party trying to get her plan through Parliament.
  • Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs British charts ahead of Donald Trump visit

    Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs British charts ahead of Donald Trump visit

    After Trump's "working visit" - as opposed to a formal state visit - was announced in April, the effort went into overdrive. The president is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth during his visit.
    A giant Donald Trump balloon set to fly across Parliament

    A giant Donald Trump balloon set to fly across Parliament

    Activists are reportedly hoping to take baby Trump on a global tour after the vast support the stunt gained in London. In London. however, the Republican's relationship with mayor Sadiq Khan has been strained .
    Manchester United Agree Terms With £53m Brazilian Star

    Manchester United Agree Terms With £53m Brazilian Star

    But that being said , Juventus have remained stubborn on their £53 million asking price for their prized defender. It would be disappointing for us to lose out on the star should he really be sold this season.
  • Justin Bieber 'engaged to Hailey Baldwin'

    Justin Bieber 'engaged to Hailey Baldwin'

    The post was captioned: "well my friend just met justin bieber and hailey baldwin in the bahamas and she is wearing a ring". Dating rumors started to fly in 2014, but Bieber shut down speculation with a photo captioned: " People are insane .
    William Dunlop Killed In Crash At Skerries 100 Road Races

    William Dunlop Killed In Crash At Skerries 100 Road Races

    Philip McGuigan, a Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim, expressed his condolences. He said: This is a bad tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the Dunlop family at this hard time.
    Queen absent from christening of Prince Louis

    Queen absent from christening of Prince Louis

    His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge is fifth in line to the throne, and the sixth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth . Prince Louis , the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , has been christened in a private ceremony.


Popular

France vs Belgium: French supporters are confident
Because of his quick feet, change of direction and exquisite close control, he is hard to tackle and this often draws a foul. Marouane Fellaini, who has oft-partnered Pogba in the United midfield, will now be looking to stop the powerful Frenchman.

Watch Divers Test Elon Musk's Submarine for the Thai Cave Rescue Mission
On Friday, officials warned that oxygen levels in the cave dropped from 21% to 15%, further complicating rescue efforts. But bringing out the remaining four boys and their coach could take more than one operation, Narongsak warned.

'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump
Trump's weeklong trip to Europe will continue with a stop in Scotland before ending with a sit-down in Helsinki with Putin. "America does not have and will not have a better ally than Europe today", Tusk said .

Widely taken blood pressure drug valsartan recalled
The impurity was identified in relation to the manufacturing process in a valsartan active substance. National authorities in the European Union are recalling drugs containing the affected API.

Torres follows Iniesta to Japan
In 2017, they finished eighth in the division but are in a relegation battle halfway through the current campaign. Sagan Tosu has been in Japan's top flight J.League since 2012.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys holiday amid Juventus links
Ronaldo will reunite with former Madrid teammate Gonzalo Higuain with whom he forged a strong partnership between 2009 and 2013. Neymar and Eden Hazard top the list, but Paris St-Germain and Chelsea are reluctant to do business.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce six godparents for Prince Louis
They may be Royals, but at the end of the day Prince George and Princess Charlotte are just children - as they demonstrated today. Princess Charlotte had a sassy message for photographers as she left her brother's christening on Monday: "You're not coming".

'Racist' woman 'battered Mexican man, 92, with concrete block'
Rodolfo Rodriguez, a Mexican national who was visiting family, said he was attacked as he was taking a walk on the Fourth of July. Though the initial goal for the GoFundMe was $15,000, the campaign has already surpassed $43,000 and is trending on the site.

George Clooney 'has been injured in a bike accident in Sardinia'
George Clooney was taken to hospital for treatment after a motorcycle accident in Sardinia, Italian media has 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 .

Lucas Torreira Completes Transfer to Arsenal from Sampdoria
Arsenal's new midfielder will wear the No 11 shirt - which was previously worn by Mesut Ozil - during his time at the club. Torreira will now have a post-World Cup break and is due to link up with his new team-mates in August.