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Algerian International Riyad Mahrez signs for Manchester City in lucrative deal

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Manchester City have announced the signing of Leicester winger and Algerian International  Riyad Mahrez.

The deal, valued at £60m, will be City’s club-record signing, surpassing the £57m acquisition of Aymeric Laporte in January.

Mahrez was targeted by City during the winter but the two clubs ultimately failed to strike a deal, with negotiations going down to the final day of the transfer window.

The Algerian subsequently missed nine days of training with Leicester in protest, sitting out of two Premier League matches.

City have retained their interest in Mahrez ever since and finally agreed a deal to take him from Leicester early this week.

The 27-year-old was pictured leaving a clinic in Wilmslow on Tuesday having completed his medical and his transfer was announced later the same evening.

Mahrez has been linked with a move away from Leicester ever since their remarkable 2015-16 Premier League title win, scoring 12 goals and registering 11 assists in the most recent campaign

About Collins Okinyo

Appointed by CAF President Dr.Ahmad as CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 13 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at www.supersport.com until i founded www.soka25east.com to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder www.afrisportdigital.com

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