Riyad Mahrez has joined Al-Ahli from Manchester City

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According to Saudi state-run Al Ekhbariya TV, Riyad Mahrez, the Algerian forward for Manchester City, has officially transferred to Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia. 

Al Ekhbariya announced on Twitter that Mahrez is now the latest addition to Al-Ahli’s team, but no additional information was given. The club, based in Jeddah, has not made an official announcement yet.

Mahrez, who joined Manchester City in 2018 from Leicester City, had an impressive record with the club. He scored 78 goals and provided 59 assists in 236 appearances across all competitions. During his time at City, he won a total of 11 trophies, including five league titles. 

However, his role was reduced last season, and he scored 15 goals in 47 games. Despite missing out on playing in the FA Cup and Champions League finals, City achieved a historic treble. Mahrez extended his contract with the club until 2025. His move to Al-Ahli in the Saudi Pro League follows a trend of European players being attracted to the league, with Cristiano Ronaldo joining Al-Nassr in January. 

Al-Ahli has also made other notable signings, including Roberto Firmino from Liverpool and Edouard Mendy from Chelsea. The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) recently announced a Sports Clubs Investment and Privatization Project involving several league champions.

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