Manchester City have completed their first signing of the summer as Riyad Mahrez has already signed a five-year contract from Leicester.

The 27-year-old, who has chosen to take the number 26 shirt, has cost the Premier League champions a fee of around £60 million.

“I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola,” Mahrez told the club’s website.

“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.”

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Man City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain stated: “Riyad is a hugely talented player. He beats defenders and creates space.”

“Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting players.”

“We’re sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad.”

Mahrez, who joined Leicester City in 2013 from French side Le Havre, has since gone on to win Football League Championship title in the 2013-14 season and Premier League title in the 2015–16 season.

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