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Pep Reveals Why City Didn’t Land Mahrez

Pep Guardiola Reveals Why City Didn’t Land Riyad Mahrez

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 01, 2018 09:26 AM @KurtLaduma

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed why the Citizens failed to sign Riyad Mahrez on transfer deadline day.

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City were believed to have several bids rejected for the Leicester City player on the final day of the January window.

Many speculated that Guardiola wanted to lure Mahrez to the club due to the recent injury Leroy Sane sustained, but the manager explained that City could simply not spend the amount the Foxes were asking for.

"He's a Leicester player," he said, according to Sky Sports.

"Everybody knows we were trying but we cannot afford, in this moment, this amount of what they are asking. I understand perfectly.

"We tried to do it in the (European) summertime, we tried to do it now, but like summer, they locked the door and we can go to the summer and holidays.

"It was not possible. With (Aymeric) Laporte yes, with the other one no. We are going to see what happens in the summer."

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Mahrez had reportedly handed in a transfer request in a late attempt to join City, a move that is believed to have angered his teammates.

Would you have liked to see Mahrez at City? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 02, 2018 03:09 PM
pep wont sign him bcos he's african,pep is a poison for africans dat's y i dnt have energy to watch his team,i like mourinho bcos he treat us well,pls bloggers mancity for them 4us is man utd
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Drisabone@gmail.com Feb 01, 2018 05:21 PM
The teammates who are said to be angry with him are just full of jealous. Mahrez has given his all to Leicester City together with Vardy and their Captain, Morgan. Vardy is too old to leave but the younger and ambitious players like Mahrez would inevitably desire to move on to bigger and better things. Ngolo Kante left for Chelsea and won his consecutive league title
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 01, 2018 10:56 AM
They make sure they wll make a big profit when they loose him and Mahrez mst cool down and wayt his contract to end

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