Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez: I’m here to win the Champions League

New Manchester City signing Riyad Mahrez has been discussing why he choose to move the Premier League Champions from Leicester City.

The Algerian international sealed his long protracted £60 million from the Foxes yesterday, and he has admitted that the Citizens ambition to win the Champions League played a key role in his decision.

“It’s a club who wants to win this type of trophy. The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club,” he said at his official unveiling.

“They have everything to try to win the Champions League. It is a goal. Last season they lost in the quarter-final and I know they have the ambition to go further the next season.

“That’s why I’m here, why I made the decision to come here, because I want to be part of this.”

Pep Guardiola’s side romped to the Premier League title last season with a record 100 points, but the number one goal of their Abu Dhabi owners is to be crowned Champions of Europe.

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