Riyad Mahrez Joins Al-Ahli In £30m Deal As Sadio Mane’s Move To Al Nassr Close
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Saudi Arabia club, Al-Ahli has signed Manchester City player, Riyad Mahrez for £30 million as the Algeria national team captain completes his transfer to the Saudi Pro League side.
The 32-year-old, who had two years left on his contract, is the latest big-name recruit by the SPL, BBC reported on Friday.
In 2018, City paid £60m for Mahrez and he has scored 15 goals in 47 games in the Blues’ Treble-winning campaign last season.
He said, “To play for Manchester City has been an honour and privilege. I came to City to win trophies and enjoy my football.
“I achieved all that and so much more and made a lifetime of wonderful memories. Manchester City will forever be a huge and happy part of my life.”
Mahrez has helped City win 10 major honours during five seasons with the club but didn’t play in the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
Meanwhile, Sadio Mané is closing in on a move to Saudi Arabia with a deal now in place with Al Nassr, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Bayern Munich is said to have accepted a verbal proposal following advanced talks on Thursday. Paperwork is now set to be checked on Mané’s side before a medical is booked, which likely means he’ll miss Wednesday’s friendly against his former club, Liverpool.
The current Africa Footballer of the Year spent just a season in Munich after enduring a tempestuous league season last time.