Mahrez aiming to do better

11 July 2018 04:24:10 EST

Forward Riyad Mahrez believes he can develop his game further at Manchester City, having completed a big-money move from Premier League rivals Leicester City.

The 27-year-old Algeria international has signed a five-year contract with the Citizens, with a fee in the region of £60million reportedly involved in ensuring the deal was right for both clubs.

I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop.

Riyad Mahrez

And Mahrez, who spent four-and-half years with the Foxes, helping them to Premier League glory in 2015/16, is excited about having finally secured his move to the Etihad Stadium, having seen a possible deal fall through at the end of the January transfer window.

He told his new club's official website: "I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under (coach) Pep Guardiola.

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a perfect for me and City's performances last season were outstanding.

"They are redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it. I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop."

Mahrez scored 48 goals in 179 appearances for Leicester in all competitions, with 17 of those strikes coming during the season the Foxes powered to an amazing league title success in May 2016.

Last season Man City romped to the Premier League by a massive 19-point margin, becoming the first side to accrue 100 points in a 38-game top-flight programme.

The Citizens are 2/5 to retain their league crown next season and are available at 9/4 to triumph in the Champions League.

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