Algerian football star Riyad Mahrez has signed a new two-year contract extension with Manchester City, penning a deal which will see the 31-year-old remain at the Club until June 2025.
The Algerian winger has become one of the integral figures in Pep Guardiola’s squad since joining us from Leicester City in the summer of 2018.
In the ensuing four seasons, Mahrez has helped City win three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup along with reaching a maiden Champions League final.
To date, he has made 189 appearances for the Club, scoring 63 goals and contributing 45 assists.
“I’m very happy to sign the new deal,” Mahrez 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, Txiki 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.”
One of the catalysts in Leicester’s impressive Premier League title success of 2015/16 and voted the PFA Player of the Year that season for good measure, Mahrez arrived at the Etihad with a glowing reputation.
That was further emphasised in his maiden season where he registered 12 goals all told.
Mahrez helped the Club create English footballing history as City became the first team to win all four major domestic titles, claiming the clean sweep of Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.
His City career arguably hit even greater heights in a memorable 2020-21 term that gave full licence to his mesmeric dribbling ability and incisive creative output
It was a campaign that saw Guardiola’s side create a host of English Club records as we regained the Premier League title in swashbuckling style, retained the League Cup and stormed to a first-ever Champions League final.
And Mahrez was to the fore, claiming 14 goals all told, including a memorable brace which downed a star-studded Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League semi-final second leg at a hailstorm-bound Etihad to seal City’s passage to the showpiece final.
Rather than resting on his laurels however, Mahrez embodied the competitive mindset that underpins Guardiola’s squad by them embarking upon his most productive season yet at City across 2021-22.
The Algerian amassed a career-best season’s tally of 24 goals across all competitions – including six from the penalty spot – as he finished as City’s leading scorer, recording what was his highest-ever season’s return.