Saudi Arabia appears to be the next destination for football big names.
The scout has reached Manchester City and it is Riyad Mahrez that the rich nation is coming for.
Riyad Mahrez is reportedly looking to depart Manchester City, as he considers a move to Saudi Arabia, putting him at loggerheads with the club.
According to Sports Zone, the Algeria international has already reached an agreement with the Saudi Arabian investment fund PIF over a potential move to the Saudi Pro League.
The contract calls for a yearly compensation of about €25 million. Mahrez’s departure, however, is contingent on Manchester City’s willingness to let him go because he has a contract with the team through June 2025.
Mahrez has a solid relationship with Manchester City and does not want to push through the transfer despite his desire to go.
As a result of his significant role in City’s record-breaking season in which they won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 2022–23, he instead hopes that the club will make it easier for him to leave.
However, his potential departure comes at a time when Manchester City are also dealing with the possibility of losing Bernardo Silva, and Pep Guardiola is not happy with the idea of losing both his star wingers in the same window.
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Mahrez’s potential destination in Saudi Arabia could be Al-Ahli and Foot Mercato had previously reported that the player has been offered a two-year contract with a staggering £43 million in wages plus bonuses.
The Saudi Arabian side has already made some high-profile signings this summer such as Edouard Mendy and Roberto Firmino.