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Sport Confident Mahrez expects important Manchester City role

17:33  12 july  2018
17:33  12 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Manchester City complete long-awaited Mahrez swoop

  Manchester City complete long-awaited Mahrez swoop After a move for the Leicester City winger fell through in January, Premier League champions Manchester City have snapped up Riyad Mahrez.Riyad Mahrez has completed a long-awaited move to Premier League champions Manchester City from top-flight rivals Leicester City.

Riyad Mahrez is confident he can take his game to another level after finally joining Manchester City from Leicester. The Algeria winger, 27, has been a long-term target for City , and moves to the Premier League champions on a five-year-deal.

Profile of the Manchester City 's Riyad mahrez . Mahrez was arguably their most important player, a fact recognised in the end-of-season awards.

Riyad Mahrez - cropped: Manchester City signing Riyad Mahrez. © Provided by Goal Manchester City signing Riyad Mahrez.

Riyad Mahrez has no doubts over his ability to see off fierce competition and earn a place in Manchester City's star-studded starting XI.

The Algeria international ended a long-running transfer saga when he completed a reported club-record £60million move from Leicester City on Tuesday.

Though he was close to joining the Premier League champions in January, questions have been raised over how the winger fits into a team already flush with attacking talent.

Mahrez, however, believes he is capable of breaking into Pep Guardiola's plans.

Mahrez thanks Leicester City following Manchester City move

  Mahrez thanks Leicester City following Manchester City move Manchester City's new signing Riyad Mahrez has sent a message to Leicester City fans after joining the Premier League champions.Riyad Mahrez has thanked Leicester City after completing his move to Premier League champions Manchester City.

Manchester City have been told by Leicester it will take a ‘mind-blowing’ offer to sign Riyad Mahrez , with Pep Guardiola uneasy that Leroy Sané may be sidelined for 11 matches.

Riyad Mahrez is confident he can take his game to another level after finally joining Manchester City from Leicester. The Algeria winger, 27, has been a long-term target for City , and moves to the Premier League champions on a five-year-deal.

"I never thought about it," he told reporters on Thursday.

"After what they've done, of course it is amazing work. They broke all the Premier League records which is unbelievable, but no I never thought about this.

"I'm very confident about myself and I hope to improve this team."

Mahrez's impressive four-and-a-half years at Leicester, which included a stunning league title in 2015-16, made him hot property both in England and abroad.

The 27-year-old revealed the pull of Guardiola ensured City was always his preferred destination.

"Pep is a big manager who has won a lot of things and made history at this club," he said.

"I wanted to work under him and to play in this club. I didn't hesitate at all. He wanted me."

I want trophies every season - Mahrez .
Riyad Mahrez has set his sights on winning trophies "every season" following his move to Premier League champions Manchester City.Riyad Mahrez admits Pep Guardiola's presence was a key factor in his decision to sign for Manchester City - and he hopes to win trophies "every season" with his new club.

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