Algeria star Riyad Mahrez expresses his gratitude to Leicester fans

Algeria star Riyad Mahrez expresses his gratitude to Leicester fans
Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez.

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 12, 2018. 10:00

Algerian star Riyad Mahrez has given a heartfelt thanks to Leicester City supporters following his move to Manchester City.

The 27-year-old has been officially unveiled as a club-record signing for the reigning Premier League champions.

This brings to an end a four-and-a-half-year stay at the King Power Stadium which saw Mahrez make over 170 appearances and score 48 goals for the Foxes.

He helped the club to an incredible Premier League triumph in 2015/16 and was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for that season.

Mahrez took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his gratitude to the Leicester supporters.

“To all Leicester fans,” he wrote on his official page. “We have made some amazing memories and history together.

“Winning the premiership against all odds was just something else and none of this would have been possible without your extraordinary support for me and the team.

“I want to thank all of you for welcoming me to the club right from the start and continuing to give me the belief and encouragement to achieve what we have together.

“I would also like to thank my teammates, staff and everyone at the club who have become a big part of my life in the last few years.

“Now it’s time for me to move on and try to build on what I have developed here, but I will always remember my time at the club with great joy and pride. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”

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