Champions League is target for Manchester City signing Mahrez

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side announced Mahrez as their first new arrival for the coming season earlier this week, and the Algerian will reportedly receive a weekly wage of £200 000 (R3.56 million), according to the Daily Mirror.

Yet not even City are likely to have broken the club's transfer record for a squad player, and it is probably also significant that having narrowly failed to capture Mahrez in January, Guardiola was prepared to wait patiently for his chance to make a move in summer.

'It's a club that wants to win this type of trophy, the Champions League is for big clubs and City is a big club'.

After four failed bids for the Algeria worldwide, City finally got their man for a club-record fee of £60m, signing the 27-year-old to a five-year deal at the Etihad.

"They have everything to try to win the Champions League". Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding. "I don't want to talk about the past".

'Every big club there are big players, ' he added.

The Algeria worldwide faces competition for his place, with Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling already operating on the wing but Mahrez says every club has "great" players and competition is "part of football". 'Competition is part of football.

"I'm very confident about myself and I hope to improve this team". "I will give my best to this club".

"I wanted to work under him and to play in this club".

'If I moved sooner then maybe I wouldn't have been happy.

Mahrez believes an England that featured three of his new teammates were quite unlucky to exit the World Cup yesterday after being eliminated by Croatia.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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