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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City complete long-awaited Mahrez swoop

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465   //    11 Jul 2018, 01:44 IST
Riyad Mahrez
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez has completed a long-awaited move to Premier League champions Manchester City from top-flight rivals Leicester City.

Mahrez was strongly linked with a switch to the Etihad Stadium at the end of the January transfer window following an injury sustained by Leroy Sane, but the move fell through.

City have now broken the club's transfer record for the second time in 2018, the champions reported to have paid £60million for Mahrez, more than their previous landmark fee for Aymeric Laporte.

Laporte's £57m arrival from Athletic Bilbao eclipsed the £55m City paid to land Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg in 2015.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player. He beats defenders and creates space," City's director of football Txiki Begiristain said.

"Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League's most exciting players.

"We're sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad."

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