Mahrez explains why he signed for Manchester City

Man City news: Riyad Mahrez confident of impressing after £60m move from Leicester | Daily Star

As well as the title, City won the Carabao Cup but were knocked out of the Champions League quarterfinals by Liverpool - and Mahrez believes they are ready to challenge for Europe's top prize. They deserve a lot of credit for what they have achieved because reaching the semi final is very, very hard.

Do you think Mahrez will become a vital player for City? Since the day he came to Leicester, and after the season he had last season as well, it doesn't surprise me when I see his level at the World Cup. "He'll have to decide".

However, Mahrez finally got his wish of signing for the Citizens this week, and has since explained his desire to compete in the UEFA Champions League and play under Pep Guardiola.

Yet after his club record £60million move to the Etihad Stadium he joins a team already bristling with attacking talent.

"What they did was awesome work". "I showed in the last three years in the Premier League that I deserve to play at the highest level and now I have to show it". They could have won the game. At home (in November) we thought we could beat them but we lost'.

"'This past month, I've seen videos going around, photos been sent to me".

"To be the record (signing), I don't think so much about this".

Despite City spending £60m on the 27-year-old, questions have been asked about where the former Leicester forward will fit into Pep Guardiola's plans.

Mahrez temporarily stopped training after the Foxes refused to lower their reported £95million asking price for the Algerian and City pulled out of a potential deal. He is happy for me. "If I'd moved sooner maybe I wouldn't have been happy, I don't know". I'm starting a new challenge and a new life. "It's a good thing".

"City have ambition to go further than the Champions League quarter-finals like they did last season".

"They have everything they need to succeed in the Champions League and that's where I want to play". It is a goal.

Speaking at his first news conference as a Man City player, Mahrez said: "I have always believed that "H" (Harry Maguire) is a very good player, he has shown that since the day he came to Leicester and the season he had past year".

"I am confident I can help the team and make an impact", he said.

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