Manchester City has agreed a £30 million agreement to sign Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez.
The 32-year-old, who had two years left on his contract, is the SPL’s latest big-name signing in a deal worth up to £30 million.
City paid £60 million for Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez in 2018, and he scored 15 goals in 47 games during the Blues’ Treble-winning season.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to play for Manchester City,” Mahrez added.
“I came to City to win trophies and have fun playing football.” I accomplished all of this and so much more.
“I’ve created a lifetime’s worth of wonderful memories.” Manchester City will always be a significant and happy part of my life.”
Despite helping City win ten major titles in five seasons, Mahrez was an unused replacement in both the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football, said: “Riyad has been a major factor in our incredible successes over the last five years, and his contribution will not be forgotten.”
“He’s a fantastic footballer to watch and leaves us with so many wonderful memories.”
“There are few wingers in the world with his levels of skill and technique, and he will be missed, but everyone wishes him the best as he begins a new chapter in his career.”
Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Ruben Neves have already accompanied Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia this summer, while Steven Gerrard has been hired manager of Al-Ettifaq and Michael Emenalo has been named director of football for the SPL.
Jordan Henderson, a former Liverpool captain, joined Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq on Thursday.
The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the country has also taken control four of the SPL’s leading clubs, including Al-Ahli, as the league strives to become one of the top five in the globe.
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