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Txiki Begiristain: 'Riyad Mahrez one of most exciting Premier League players'

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Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain believes that new signing Riyad Mahrez is "one of the Premier League's most exciting players".

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain has described new signing Riyad Mahrez as "one of the Premier League's most exciting players".

The Algeria winger was officially announced as a Man City player on Tuesday evening, penning a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium following his move from Leicester City.

Mahrez joined the Foxes from Le Havre for £400,000 in 2014, and was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year during their shock Premier League title triumph in 2016.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player," Begiristain told the official Man City website. "He beats defenders and creates space.

"Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League's most exciting players.

"We're sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad."

Mahrez is Man City's first major signing of the summer following a season in which Pep Guardiola's side broke several records en route to the Premier League title.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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