Sport Confident Mahrez expects important Manchester City role

17:50  12 july  2018
17:50  12 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Confident Mahrez expects important Manchester City role

  Confident Mahrez expects important Manchester City role Riyad Mahrez fully expects to be a central figure at new club Manchester City after leaving Leicester City.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.

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 £60 million (€67m/$79m) 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."

Hart named in Manchester City squad for United States tour .
Benjamin Mendy, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane join Joe Hart in Manchester City's squad for the International Champions Cup.Joe Hart may yet have a future at Manchester City after the Premier League champions included him in their squad to tour the United States.

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