Saudi Arabia’s Pro League has disrupted Europe’s football market. Some of the best footballers in the world are leaving Europe and joining Saudi Arabian League and Major League Soccer. This time Riyad Mahrez walked in the path of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and others. He left Manchester City and joined the Saudi Pro League team Al Ahli FC. Man City is concerned about signing the replacement of Mahrez.
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Mahrez scored 78 goals in 236 matches for City in all competitions. He won 11 trophies in 5 years for Man City. Among them are 4 English Premier League titles, League Cup three times, FA Cup twice, Champions League and Community Shield once. Fans are just waiting for the final announcement and contract to be signed. Manchester City will receive a €35m transfer fee.
Al Ahli FC has not officially announced anything about Riyad Mahrez joining the team. The viral news has been confirmed by Sky Sports, the 32-year-old Algerian footballer has signed a three-year contract with Al Ahli. Mahrez’s salary in the desert league is £30 million per year. Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from Leicester City in 2018. Last year, he extended the contract with City until 2025. But before that, the journey of this Algerian in City’s jersey ended.
According to trusted sources, City coach Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Barcelona star Raphinha to replace Riyad Mahrez. City Group has already started negotiations with the Brazilian striker. Barcelona signed Rafinha for £55 million from Premier League club Leeds United last season. The Brazilian star has a contract with the Spanish club until 2027.