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Report: African Star To Join City After Clubs Agree R1bn Fee

Report: African Star To Join Manchester City After Clubs Agree £60m Fee

By David Kappel - Jul 03, 2018 02:03 PM @kappilinho

An African star is set to join Manchester City this week after his club reportedly agreed to sell him for a whopping R1 billion.

Click through the gallery above to see every African who has played under Pep Guardiola.

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set to complete his long-awaited move to the Premier League champions after Leicester City agreed to sell him for about £60 million (R1 billion).

The 27-year-old will undergo a medical at the Etihad Stadium this week, with all major aspects of the deal having already been agreed between the two clubs, according to Sky Sports.

Mahrez was close to joining City on Deadline Day in January, but Leicester asked for £80 million (R1.36 billion) at the time, and City pulled out of the deal.

The majority of the Foxes' squad reported back for pre-season on Monday, but Mahrez and his Algeria teammate Islam Slimani are only expected to return next week.

However, Sky Sports believe the winger will not need to return to Leicester as he will be a City player in the coming days, and will become the seventh African star to play for Guardiola once the deal is completed.

Read: Yaya: Pep Doesn't Like African Players, I Want To Expose Him

The 2016 African Player of the Year has scored 48 goals and assisted another 38 strikes in 179 appearances for the Foxes, and was instrumental in their 2015/16 title-winning campaign.

Do you think Mahrez will become a regular under Guardiola? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Matayitayi Jul 09, 2018 08:57 AM
Ok but arsenal is sleeping eish
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MR E Jul 05, 2018 05:50 AM
He's going to sit on the bench, they have Leroy Sane in his position!
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downzzz Jul 04, 2018 09:32 AM
Gud player
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Zugo48 Jul 04, 2018 08:47 AM
Yaya I admired you...but after this nonesence you said about Pep...I hate dented your Status of being a City loved Legend..mxm
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Olaf Jul 03, 2018 06:25 PM
You guys seem to miss the point Yaya said Pep hates black Africans, is mahrez black? stop acting dumb
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 03, 2018 04:55 PM
May be Yaya wanted to label him (Pep)a racist Black Africans are using race to sabotage whites when ever things don't go our way
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 03, 2018 04:50 PM
Is Pep anti African players as Yaya claimed ? If yes why is he signing this African star
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Sbo$Bucs Jul 03, 2018 04:50 PM
He rather not go there coz Pep doesnt like African players.i wish he can join Liverpool so that he ll play regulary.

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