Al-Ahli agrees MEGA deal to sign Manchester City’s best winger: Manchester City have agreed to sell Riyad Mahrez to Al-Ahli, with the Saudi club paying £30 million ($39 million) for the winger. City were reluctant to lose the Algeria international, but the deal was eventually agreed upon after Al-Ahli made a proposal that met their valuation. EnoughInfo.com
According to The Athletic, Mahrez will undergo a medical and sign a three-year contract with the Saudi Pro League team, with an option for an additional year.
As the transaction is finalized, Mahrez has been granted permission not to travel on City’s pre-season tour to Asia, with the rest of the squad departing on Wednesday.
Mahrez will be the latest in a long line of Premier League players to sign for the Gulf state, joining Kalidou Koulibaly, N’Golo Kante, Roberto Firmino, and Ruben Neves, with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho potentially joining.
Al-Ahli agrees MEGA deal to sign Manchester City’s best winger
Pep Guardiola will almost certainly return to the transfer market to find a replacement for Mahrez, given his significance to City’s triple last season. Raphinha from Barcelona is one of the names mentioned thus far.