Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has dismissed rumours about his potential departure in the summer. The Algerian is reportedly deemed surplus to requirements as City plan to bring in new players after failing to win the Champions League.
Having moved from Leicester City in 2018, Mahrez has helped City win two Premier League titles, three League Cups and a FA Cup. Speaking to reporters after Algeria’s win over Mali, Mahrez quashed the rumours about his transfer. The City forward added “There is nothing about my future.”
“I am well in Manchester. I will stay God willing.One of the things I’ve learned over the years is, you need to constantly bring in talent into the team, refresh and particularly when you are at a high level and when you’re on the top.”
“Having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake. This is the time to send a strong message, that there’s no contentment, that you’re not satisfied with just winning the league.”
“That’s great, but you want to win it again and you are committed and you are bringing more talent that is going to compete, not for the squad, but for the starting XI.”
“We lose a very important legend in Sergio Aguero. They are very hard shoes to fill, but I’m confident that we will find the right player to fill those shoes.“
“There are other areas within the group, within the team that obviously need investment. Not too many. It’s not about numbers, it’s about quality.“
“I think the squad is a phenomenal squad. You don’t win the Premier League and you don’t reach the Champions League final if you don’t have an incredible squad and we have that. We will bring quality into the squad in a couple of key positions.“