Although the 30-year-old Algerian player, Riyad Mahrez, rejected the idea of leaving his club, Manchester City, following his recent statements, the latter has officially put a number of players for sale, including Mahrez during the current summer transfer season.
Riyad Mahrez and Manchester City
And the British newspaper, “The Athletic”, reported that the Manchester City club management aims to invest the money of the deal of the Algerian player “Riyad Mahrez” and his colleague Rahim Sterling, for a deal to include both Aston Villa player Jack Grealish and Tottenham striker Harry Kane during the next few days.
Followers and fans of the Algerian star, “Mahrez”, considered the position of Manchester City a betrayal of the owner of the magic left foot, as he contributed greatly to crowning the team with the English Premier League title “Premier League” and reaching the Champions League final last season.
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) July 16, 2021
In the same context, Riyad Mahrez said in newspaper statements published on the British “Manchester Evening News” network, that he does not want to leave Manchester City and that he wants to score more achievements with the English team during the next season.
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In response to a question directed to him about what if you wanted to rise to the top in your career?, Mahrez replied, “I do not see anything higher than Manchester City.”
And Mahrez added, “Playing in another league will not be, I love England, and I really love the English Premier League and English football.”
According to The Athletic:
Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez available to transfer this summer 😳 🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/GhKglp4vRb
— World Football News (@ReNgo_Sport) July 16, 2021
Riyad Mahrez and departure
The Algerian, Riyad Mahrez, confirmed that he does not want to leave Manchester City and is not thinking about it, and he has the goals he wants to achieve with the sky blue team.
He concluded his statements by saying: “When you see coach Pep Guardiola wants you, it is wonderful and fun. Adapting here was not easy at first, but today everyone knows that our relationship is great.”
What if I wanted to go to a club at a higher level than Manchester City?
Riyad Mahrez: “I don’t see who is higher than City.”
— Insider City (@InsiderCity_Ar) July 15, 2021
The player Mahrez was linked with leaving Manchester City during the summer transfer season, and both Arsenal and Barcelona looked forward to joining Paris Saint-Germain.
His professional career
In his first two seasons with Manchester City, Mahrez was locked up on the bench, but he appeared significantly last season and starred with the team, as he led the team to the Champions League final despite his team losing to Chelsea with a clean goal without a response.
Riyad Mahrez on the English Premier League:
“I really love England, English football is great, I don’t want to leave this tournament and I have personal goals to achieve in this tournament as well, so I will continue.” pic.twitter.com/XXe4Pq2ZOs
– EPLWORLD (@EPLworld) July 15, 2021
In the last season, Mahrez participated in 48 games in various competitions with the Manchester City team, and managed to score 14 goals and made nine assists.
Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City in the summer of 2018, from Leicester City, for 67 million euros.
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