City Player Urges Star Defender To Join Manchester United


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

Riyad Mahrez believes that Harry Maguire is destined to play for one of England's leading clubs after the centre back's eye-catching performances at the World Cup.

"I mean I had Richard Dunne and people used to say, coaches in my dressing room, that would say "get it up the side of him you'd do him for pace".

The Algeria forward completed a club-record £60million switch to the Etihad Stadium earlier this week.

"I think he will do very well and the thought of Leroy Sane on wing and Riyad Mahrez on the other is very exciting - he will give Pep Guardiola more options in attack and it will be interesting to see the various attacking combinations City can use".

Mahrez, 27, temporarily stopped training with Leicester after a move from the Foxes to City failed to materialise in January.

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Maguire starred for England at the World Cup, scoring against Sweden as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Mahrez became the Premier League champions' club-record signing on Tuesday, signing a five-year contract worth £200,000 a week as he arrived for a fee of £60m.

"Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester are a good club as well, so let's see".

"What they did was wonderful work. I'm very confident in myself and I hope to help this team to improve". The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club. "To be the record (signing), I don't think so much about this. It's a good thing".

Leicester are unlikely to allow their star performer to leave easily as they seek to build towards European football again, having finished ninth in the league last term, and already spending big to sign James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira from Norwich and Porto respectively. 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.

'Since the day he came to Leicester, the season he had last season as well, it doesn't surprise me to see him succeeding at the World Cup.