Mahrez confirms stance on Man City future after Algeria goal

Riyad Mahrez has no intention of leaving Manchester City this summer, despite some reports linking him with a potential exit.

Mahrez, 30, has just helped City to the Premier League title and Carabao Cup, while playing a key role in their run to the Champions League final.

In arguably his best season at City since joining from Leicester, Mahrez held off competition for the right-wing spot and was one of Pep Guardiola’s most reliable senior players.

However, as City look to bring in a new striker to replace Sergio Aguero, speculation is growing that the club could look to sell some players to fund a big deal for a new forward.

Given Mahrez’s age, and the promising start to life at City for Ferran Torres, it’s no surprise to see Mahrez mentioned as a potential player to leave.

However, the Algerian says he has no intention of seeking a move this summer, especially with two years left on his contract.

According to DZ Foot, Mahrez said: “There is nothing about my future. I am well in Manchester. I will stay God Willing.”

Mahrez was speaking after helping Algeria to a 1-0 win over Mali, scoring the only goal with a lovely lob over the goalkeeper to extend his country’s unbeaten run to 26 games.

After the Champions League final, Mahrez issued a similar remark on his future, saying: “I want to end my career in England and why not here at Manchester City.”

Elsewhere on international duty on Sunday, Zack Steffen started for USA in their Concacaf Nations League final win over Mexico, but went off with a knee injury, while Nathan Ake was a substitute for the Netherlands in their friendly win over Georgia.

City loanee Lukas Nmecha was the hero for Germany under-21s as they beat Portugal in the U21 European Championship final, scoring the only goal to win the trophy for his country.