Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Mahrez explains why he signed for Manchester City

"I know they have the ambition to go further the next season", Mahrez added.

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is destined to join a big club in the near future amid reported interest from Manchester United, according to Riyad Mahrez.

Now back to an already-established Premier League star, new boy Mahrez, who spoke to the press on Thursday following his Blues move.

Maguire has built on an impressive season for the Foxes with a series of equally eye-catching displays at the World Cup for England.

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The Premier League outfit have been linked with a number of replacements in the form of City's Patrick Roberts and Lyon's Bertrand Traore, however Tuttosport have claimed they are now looking at Falque as a solution to their problems. "I think England deserve a lot of credit for what they achieved".

"That's why I'm here, why I made the decision to come here, because I want to be part of this".

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"Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester are a good club as well, so it's him who has to decide and we will see".

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The 27-year-old Algerian global forward had wanted to move to the champions in January but City baulked at the £80 million fee Leicester demanded at the time.

Mahrez said: "The prices have been very big in every country so it doesn't affect me".

"After what they've done it's incredible", Mahrez, 27, told a news conference. "I'm very confident about myself and I hope to help this team to improve". Now I'm here now and I'm happy. We're going to start to work this week and then we will see. I wanted to work under him and to play in this club.

"The most important thing is I'm here, happy and starting a new challenge and a new life", he said."[January] is in the past, I'm here's what happened before and I'm happy now. "It's a good thing".

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

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