According to a joint statement released by the two teams on Friday, attacker Riyad Mahrez has parted ways with three-time champion Manchester City to sign with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli.
The Algerian winger, who is now 32 years old and played for Leicester for 11 seasons, joined Pep Guardiola’s squad in 2018 after the club won 11 major championships.
In a message on social media, the Saudi Pro League team said, “The wait is over: Riyad is real.” “Riyad is real,”
Last Monday, City and Al-Ahli came to an agreement on a transfer price that is estimated to be worth up to £30 million ($38.6 million).
In a statement released by the team that plays in the Premier League, Mahrez was quoted as saying, “I came to City to win trophies and enjoy my football, and I achieved all that and so much more.”
“My five years with this football club have been some of the most memorable of my life. I’ve had the privilege of working with unbelievable players, fantastic supporters, and the best manager in the world.”
Mahrez is the most recent high-profile player to sign with a club in the lucrative Saudi league.