Manchester City have signed Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez

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According to the Manchester Evening News, Mahrez was due to meet up with the Leicester squad for their training camp in France, but club officials had allowed the Algerian global to stay in England as a deal moves closer to completion.

The midfielder who has been unsettled at Leicester following failed moves last season is now undergoing medicals at City.

Riyad Mahrez has finally completed his £60m club record move to Manchester City, 160 days after Pep Guardiola's January bid was rejected by Leicester.

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Pep Guardiola's City, which won the league by 19 points in May, confirmed Tuesday evening that Mahrez has signed a five-year contract.

"They're redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it", said Mahrez.

He later said he had "regrets" over the dispute, during which the Professional Footballers' Association offered to be a mediator between club and player.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

Since Mahrez made his Premier League debut in 2014, only eight players - Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Eriksen, Jamie Vardy, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane - have been involved in more goals.

'Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. "We're sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad".

"I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management". His moments of magic will live long in the memory as the Club and its fans continue to build a long-term legacy for the success delivered by the teams to which Riyad so memorably contributed.

The former PFA Player of the Year leaves Leicester after four-and-a-half years with his sale representing a stunning £59.6m profit for the east Midlanders, who signed him from Le Havre for just £400,000.

Serie A side Roma subsequently came after him last summer but were left frustrated as several offers, with the highest reportedly £32 million, fell well short of Leicester's expectations.

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