Riyad Mahrez Admits Regrets Over Way He Handled His Failed Manchester City Move

Riyad Mahrez speaks out on joining Man City and his exile at Leicester

Riyad Mahrez says he has regrets over how failed transfer to Manchester City was handled and admits joining Manchester City ’is a good move for everyone.’

Pep Guardiola’s side had four bids rejected for the Algeria international during the January transfer window, including an offer worth £60 million.

Mahrez did not train with his teammates in the closing stages of the January window and missed two of Leicester’s Premier League fixtures before returning to the side.

‘I was away from here because I needed some time to think,’ Mahrez told Sky Sports News.

‘It was a difficult situation, but like I said, we’ve moved on now, everyone, the club, the chairman, me.

‘To be honest, everyone has been very good and it’s in the past now.

‘Like I said, it was difficult, I spoke with the players, I spoke with manager, spoke with everyone, everyone was okay, everyone was good.’

When asked about the prospect of joining Manchester City, Mahrez replied: ‘Well, Man City is a good move for everyone.

‘Like I said, it’s the past, I really don’t want to talk about this because it’s behind me, if I start taking about this its coming back to the transfer window and now I’m moving forward, trying to do my best for the team.’

Mahrez also indicated that he could be sold be Leicester this summer.

‘You know in football, players come and players leave,’ said the 27-year-old.

‘I’m not saying I’m going to go, there’s always talk between me and the club, everything is very good, we will see in the summer if anything comes, at the moment I’m a Leicester City player.’





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