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City style inspires Mahrez

11th July 2018, 07:18 by Jack Ogalbe

Riyad Mahrez is looking forward to immersing himself in Manchester City's playing style after completing his move from Leicester.

The Algerian almost joined the Citizens in January but despite the deal falling through; the Premier League champions kept in touch and confirmed his arrival on Tuesday evening.

Mahrez has signed a five-year-deal at the Etihad after City splashed out a reported club-record £60m for him.

The 27-year-old inspired the Foxes to the Premier League title in 2015-16 and after remaining loyal for the last two seasons, finally got his wish to move.

After his deal was confirmed, the Paris-born star spoke to the club's official website and admitted he was excited about the prospect of being part of Pep Guardiola's plans.

Mahrez will now be looking towards the Community Shield against Chelsea on August 5 and admits he is excited by the prospect of helping them in continuing in "redefining the English game".

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola," Mahrez said. "Watching them from afar has been a pleasure.

"Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is perfect for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding. They're 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 under Pep's management."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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