‘Fantastic news!’, ‘Foden next’ – Man City fans react as Riyad Mahrez signs new contract

‘Fantastic news!’, ‘Foden next’ – Man City fans react as Riyad Mahrez signs new contract
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Manchester City have announced that Riyad Mahrez has signed a contract extension which ties him to the club until 2025.

Mahrez’s old deal was due to expire in 2023 but the Algeria winger has now committed his future to the club he joined from Leicester for £60m in 2018.

Explaining his decision to extend his contract, Mahrez said he was very happy to be at an ‘incredible club’, and said that even though he has enjoyed eight trophies during his four years at the club he is ‘hungry to achieve more’ under his manager Pep Guardiola.

‘I’m very happy to sign the new deal,’ he said. ‘I have enjoyed every single minute of my time here. It’s a pleasure to be part of such an incredible club.

‘To have helped us achieve the success we have enjoyed in the past four seasons has been unforgettable and made us all hungry to look to achieve even more.

‘I would also like to thank Pep, [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain] and the coaching staff, both for the way they have helped me to develop as a player and for pushing me to continue to improve.

‘Now I just want to try and play my part in helping us be successful next season and beyond.’

The news, shared on Twitter attracted plenty of attention from Many Man City supporters.

“Congratulations, totally deserved Blue….”
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“Our best winger👍.”
Credit: @MCFC_JO

“Best winger in the league.”
Credit: @fatherdias

“Great decision Riyad, hopefully you’ll perform on high form.”
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“Fantastic news! Was top class last season”
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“Foden next.”
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