Monday, May 20, 2024

Riyad Mahrez joins Al Ahli from Man City for £30m fee

32-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez has completed a £30m move to Al Ahli from Manchester City after spending five years at the Etihad Stadium. The Algerian has signed a three-year contract with the Saudi Pro League side.

Riyad Mahrez arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2018 after playing a key role in Leicester City’s fairy-tale Premier League victory in 2015/16. He joined Manchester City for a record-breaking £60 million.

Mahrez played in 236 appearances in all competitions with City, scoring 78 goals and providing 59 assists.

Mahrez has won the Champions League, 4 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cup and a Community Shield.

 

Riyad Mahrez said:

“To play for Manchester City has been an honour and privilege,” 

“I came to City to win trophies and enjoy my football and I achieved all that and so much more. 

“I have had five unforgettable years with this football club, working with unbelievable players, fantastic supporters, and the best manager in the world. 

“I’ve made a lifetime of wonderful memories and the manner of our Premier League title wins and the battles we’ve had with Liverpool and, last year, Arsenal, underlined our collective desire and mentality to be the best. 

“Manchester City will forever be a huge and happy part of my life.” 

 

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Director of Football Club Manchester City Txiki Begiristain paid his own tribute to the Algeria star:

“Riyad has been a major factor in our amazing successes over the past five years and his contribution will not be forgotten,” he said. 

“He is a wonderful footballer to watch and leaves us with so many great memories. 

“There are few wingers that possess his levels of skill and technique in world football, and he will be missed, but everyone will wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter in his career.”

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