Mahrez very close to signing for Man City

Premier League champions Manchester City are very close to signing Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, according to the BBC.


This is the fifth transfer window in a row in which Mahrez has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium, but it looks like a £60m deal plus £15m in add-ons will finally be sorted soon.

The 27-year-old enjoyed another impressive Premier League campaign, in which he scored more goals than Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne. Jorginho is also expected to sign at the Etihad.

Mahrez would join the likes of Ali Benarbia and Djamel Abdoun as Algerians to have signed for Manchester City, if the move goes ahead as planned. Pep Guardiola would make Mahrez the most Manchester City have ever paid for a footballer.

He would become the most expensive Algerian, Arab and African of all time, costing nearly double what Liverpool paid Roma for Mohamed Salah a year ago.

The current most expensive Algerian is striker Islam Slimani, who the Foxes paid £30million for to Sporting in the summer of 2016. Mahrez was recently named in the Algeria squad to play against Cape Verde and Portugal in two upcoming international friendlies.

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