Riyad Mahrez Joins Al Ahli from Manchester City in Transfer Deal
Riyad Mahrez left the Etihad after five amazing seasons to join Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia on a two-year contract.
Riyad Mahrez has finalized his £30 million transfer from Manchester City to Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia, embarking on a lucrative two-year stint in the desert. The Algerian winger will earn an astonishing £750,000 per week during his time at Al Ahli.
Al Ahli agreed to meet City’s asking price for the talented footballer, who achieved tremendous success during his five-year tenure at the Etihad. Mahrez was an integral part of City’s accomplishments, contributing to four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, three Carabao Cups, and the historic Champions League triumph.
Despite his impressive track record, Mahrez faced disappointment when Pep Guardiola chose not to include him in the squad for both the FA Cup final and the Champions League final, during which City secured a remarkable treble last season. Following this setback, the 32-year-old winger decided to accept the lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia, leading to the completion of the transfer.
City has now confirmed Mahrez’s departure, ending his successful stint with the club. As Mahrez begins his new chapter with Al Ahli, football fans will be keen to see how the Algerian star performs in the Saudi league and what impact he will have on the team during his two-year stay in the desert.
Mahrez, who also helped Leicester win the Premier League, said he had no regrets about leaving. “Playing for Manchester City has been an honor and a privilege,” he stated
Riyad Mahrez expressed gratitude and affection for Manchester City as he completed his departure from the club. During his five years at City, he achieved his goals of enjoying football and winning trophies, cherishing the memories of working with exceptional players and devoted fans.
Mahrez highlighted the team’s collective desire for success, particularly during exhilarating Premier League title wins and intense battles with rivals like Liverpool and Arsenal. As he leaves City, Mahrez’s exceptional football skills and technique will be missed. Everyone wishes him the best as he starts a new chapter in his football career after leading his nation to victory in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
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