Man City came out ‘thrilled’ over first-team star’s comments – new deal in the works
Despite being a vital asset to the Premier League champions last season, the winger has already been mentioned as one of five first-team players who are said to be open to a departure from the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Since signing for City of Leicester for £ 60million, the Algeria international has proven his importance year after year after an unconvincing first season at Manchester which has often seen him be used as a team player.
In a recent interview with Yes Hustle, the 30-year-old gave a positive update on his future at City, with the forward suggesting he’s happy at the club and aiming for more success under Pep Guardiola, as he enters the last two years. of his contract.
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As reported by Simon Bajkowski of Manchester Evening News, Mahrez’s willingness to stay put at the Etihad Stadium has delighted the club’s hierarchy, which now wants to end the uncertainty around his future at the club by offering him a contract extension.
Mahrez scored 14 goals and nine assists in 48 appearances in all competitions last season, playing a leading role in City’s journey to the Champions League final by scoring crucial goals in knockout matches against Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.
The forward’s displayed consistency, especially towards the latter stages of the campaign, drew praise from Guardiola, whose confidence in the France-born star was rewarded in style as City made significant strides in their quest Champions League glory by reaching the final for the first time in club history.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona are among those linked with the winger ahead of the new campaign, but his comments could have secured him a new contract with City.
What Mahrez said about his future in his recent interview
“What if I want to go higher? I don’t see what is higher [than Manchester City].
“I really love England and English football is wonderful. I do not want to leave. I still have goals to pursue here. “
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