Manchester City player Riyad Mahrez wants a transfer to PSG

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Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez has admitted he would love to play for French Ligue 1 giant, PSG one day.

The Algerian still maintained that he is committed to the Citizens but won’t close the door on the future.

PSG, who emerged runners up in last season’s Champions League against Bayern Munich has been attracting a lot of stars after the club was taken over by the new investors over a decade ago. With Neymar, Di Maria, and Kylian Mbappe on their payroll, every top player will love to play for such a huge club.

Mahrez in action against Porto in the UEFA Champions League 2020

On a meteoric rise to prominence, Mahrez left the French club, Le Havre to Leicester City for just £450,000 (€500,000/$600,000) in January 2014. He then went on to become a key player at the King Power Stadium, helping the Foxes to win the Premier League title in 2015-16.

He then went on to make an impressive bow in the Champions League the following season. He scored 48 goals and creating 38 assists for Leicester in 179 appearances.

This caught the attention of Man City and they snapped him for £61 million (€67m/$80m) in the summer of 2018.

He also upped his game at City and became part of the squad that won an unprecedented domestic treble in his first year at Etihad Stadium. Despite failing to defend the FA Cup and the Premier League, the Algerian showed individual brilliance.

Mahrez denies PSG link

Meanwhile, due to his admiration for the Paris club, the Algerian captain has been linked to the French team.

It was gathered that one of the reasons Mahrez wants to dorn the shirt of the Ligue 1 giant was that he was raised in Paris.

Speaking on the link, the winger said it’s not relevant as he is still contracted to Man City.

“It’s not relevant because I’m still under contract and I’m fine in Manchester, but Paris is my city. I was born and raised in Paris. You never know. I could have gone to play in Marseille [in 2014-15] and I can still play in Marseille.

“You never know in life, you shouldn’t close any door. I didn’t know at the time and I was fine at Leicester but they ruled that I didn’t have the required level [to play there],” he responded after City defender Benjamin Mendy asked him on the possibility of a return to Ligue 1 one day on Canal Plus.

After playing 90 minutes against West Ham which ended 1-1, Mahrez is expected to be in the starting line up tonight against Marseille in the UEFA Champions League.