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Al-Ahli table offer to sign Man City’s Riyad Mahrez

Al-Ahli table offer to sign Man City’s Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez is the latest high-profile star to be linked with a move to Saudi Arabia this summer.

According to ESPN, Saudi Arabian-based club Al-Ahli are ready to offer Mahrez a mouth-watering contract offer worth €100 million plus bonuses to leave the Etihad Stadium.

The Saudi Pro League have been handing out astronomical proposals to snap up some of the prominent figures in European football, but they have been targeting players who are out of contract.

Mahrez’s situation is a tad different as the Algerian winger has two years left on his deal with Man City, so Al-Ahli would have to negotiate a transfer fee with the Cityzens.

However, that has not stopped the club from pressing on with their desire to lure the dazzling 32-year-old winger to the Middle East with a lucrative salary package.

Mahrez has been a top performer for Man City this season, spurring the Cityzens toward a historic treble with 15 goals and 13 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions.

However, reports suggest the former Leicester City man has grown unsettled with his playing time, especially in the Champions League, having been displaced on the right wing by Bernardo Silva.

Al-Ahli are looking to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding Mahrez’s long-term future and are willing to offer him a two-year contract worth €50m plus bonuses per season with the option of a third year.

A delegation, including the Saudi club’s president Waleed Muaath, has been in London this week discussing the possibility of deals with several players, including Mahrez.

Mahrez is reportedly receptive to the transfer, but it remains to be seen if Man City will sanction a deal or the fee they would demand if they were open to a sale.

Mahrez is one of several players that could leave the Manchester club this summer, including Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan. A decision will be made after the Champions League final.

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