Thursday Jun 30, 2022. 13:00
On the back of a stellar campaign with Manchester City, it’s been reported that the reigning Premier League champions and Riyad Mahrez have begun talks on a new contract.
After a slow start to life at the Etihad, the Algerian international recorded his best season with the club during the 2021/22 campaign.
In 47 appearances, Mahrez scored 24 goals, while recording nine assists along the way. Also,11 of Mahrez’ goals came in the Premier League, as he played a starring role in the Citizen’s charge toward the title.
With Mahrez now entering the final year of his contract, there has been whispers in the media about a potential exit from the club, given that City are continuously looking to sharpen their attack with new recruits.
However, a new report suggests that the club are now negotiating to extend his deal, with Manager Pep Guardiola said to be adamant of the African star to remain in Manchester.
According to Journalist Santi Aouna, as per Sport Bible, talks about a potential contract extension have advanced and that Guardiola deems Mahrez crucial to his plans for the future. The same reports suggests that City offered Mahrez a short-term extension to his current contract, which expires in
Also, the situation is described to be in a state of ‘optimism’ and that the club is confident that an agreement will be reached.