Confident Mahrez expects important City role

Rex Christensen
July 13, 2018

The Algeria global ended a long-running transfer saga when he completed a reported club-record £60 million (€67m/$79m) move from Leicester City on Tuesday. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding. To be the record (signing), I don't think too much about this. "The price tag doesn't affect me - fees for players have got very big in the last couple of years". It's a Champions League team, who want to win trophies every season.

"It is the past, I am looking forward now. It's a good thing".

When asked about how he felt that City waited for him, Mahrez said: "It means a lot to me". I am very happy to be here and will try to give my best for the club.

The final fee represents a considerable reduction on the £95million Leicester were reportedly asking for in January but it is still a sizeable outlay, eclipsing the £57million City paid for Aymeric Laporte last season. It happened like this.

"If I moved sooner, maybe i would have been happy, now I'm happy to be here. the most important thing".

Mahrez, however, believes he is capable of breaking into Pep Guardiola's plans.

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"Players at top clubs always have to face competition for places, it is normal for big clubs to have a lot of great players and City are a big club with a big manager", he explained.

"After what they've done, of course it is incredible work".

"They have everything they need to succeed in the Champions League and that's where I want to play".

"I am very confident in myself and I hope to help the team to improve". I didn't hesitate at all.

'They broke all the records in the Premier League which is unbelievable and I never wavered.

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