Is Riyad Mahrez the next player to make a move to Saudi Arabia?

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Reports suggest that the Manchester City winger Mahrez is set to receive a contract offer from Saudi Arabia. Al-Ahli could offer him wages which are five times his current wages and thus, he could be on the move.

Mahrez had a productive season, contributing with double figures in goals and assists. However, he faced limited playing time in the latter stages of the Champions League and was not a regular starter in the Premier League. Despite signing a new deal at Man City last summer, the Algerian international could be tempted by the lucrative proposal from Al-Ahli.

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Astonishing Offer for Mahrez from Saudi

Saudi league is on a spending spree and Mahrez could soon join the bandwagon with the money they are offering.

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli is reportedly preparing a massive contract offer for Riyad Mahrez. The club is willing to present him with a two-year deal worth £43 million per year plus bonuses. This offer dwarfs Mahrez’s current annual salary of £8.5 million.

Mahrez, who recently became a treble winner with City, may be enticed by the idea of retiring in Saudi. While his current contract runs until 2024-25, the lack of playing time in important matches could influence his decision.

Following the departure of Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona, Pep Guardiola might be hesitant to let another experienced player leave. Mahrez’s teammate Bernardo Silva is also attracting interest from Saudi Arabia, with Al-Hilal reportedly keen on securing his services.

Mahrez rose to prominence during Leicester City’s historic Premier League title-winning campaign in 2015-16 before moving to Manchester City in 2018. Since then, he has been a key contributor to Guardiola’s side, winning numerous domestic and international honors.

Al-Ahli’s Active transfer pursuit

Al-Ahli is not only targeting Mahrez but is also closing in on other high-profile signings. Saudi clubs are reportedly on the verge of signing Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, joining Hakim Ziyech (Al-Nassr) and Kalidou Koulibaly (Al-Hilal) in the Middle East.

In addition, talks are progressing regarding a three-year deal with former Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino. The Saudi club is actively bolstering their squad with established players from top European clubs.

How things will turn out is currently uncertain but the fans at the Etihad are eager to know the outcome of this case.

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