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Mahrez completes Saudi club transfer from City

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Algeria international winger, Riyad Mahrez is the latest Premier League player joining the Saudi Arabia radial.

Mahrez on Friday completed his move from Manchester City to Al-Ahli.

EPL champions agreed a £30 million ($38.7m) deal with Al Ahli for Mahrez, who was keen to play in Saudi Arabia.

The deal includes a guaranteed payment of £26m plus another £4m in add-ons.

He will now join the likes of Roberto Firmino, former Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after winning four league titles with City.

He leaves after a season in which City won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

Mahrez told Man City official website that “I’ve made a lifetime of wonderful memories and the manner of our Premier League title wins and the battles we’ve had with Liverpool and, last year, Arsenal, underlined our collective desire and mentality to be the best.

“To play for Manchester City has been an honour and privilege. I came to City to win trophies and enjoy my football and I achieved all that and so much more.

“I have had five unforgettable years with this football club, working with unbelievable players, fantastic supporters, and the best manager in the world,” he said.