Manchester City new signing Riyad Mahrez has revealed he aims to win the Champions League at the club, saying he made the move to a ‘big club’ in order to win trophies.
Mahrez joined City this week from Leicester in a £60m deal, making him the club’s most expensive ever signing in front of Aymeric Laporte.
The 27-year-old signed a five-year deal at the Etihad, and admits he was attracted to the club’s ambition, as well as the opportunity to work under manager Pep Guardiola.
“City have ambition to go further than the Champions League quarter-finals like they did last season,” the Algerian said.
“I made the decision to come here because I want to be part of that.
“The Champions League is for big clubs. They’re a big club, they have everything to try to win it.
“Pep is a big manager – he’s won a lot of things and made history with this club.
“I’ll give my best to achieve for the club. If I can help add quality.”
[Quotes via BBC]
Mahrez will face strong competition from numerous top forwards at the Blues, but the Algerian international insists competition is ‘part of football’.