Manchester City accept Al Ahli’s offer for Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City have accepted an offer worth up to £30m for Riyad Mahrez from Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli, the PA news agency reports.

Consequently, the Algerian international has been given permission to miss the treble winners’ pre-season tour of Asia.

Mahrez, 32, is now ready to discuss terms ahead of a possible move to the Jeddah-based Saudi Pro League outfit. Reports have suggested that he has been offered a three-year contract.

The former Leicester winger was not included in City’s 25-man squad that travels to Japan and South Korea on Wednesday.

Mahrez had two years left on a contract he extended last summer but had reportedly grown frustrated with a lack of playing time in the treble-winning 2022-23 campaign.

Mahrez made just 22 Premier League starts last year and was an unused substitute in the FA Cup and Champions League finals.

He joined City in a £60m deal from Leicester in 2018 having helped the Foxes win the Premier League two years earlier. He then won the title four more times with Pep Guardiola’s team.

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