Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mahrez Was Never Right for City

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mahrez Was Never Right for City

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IF you ask me City dodged a bullet by not signing Riyad Mahrez.

And it is no wonder the word is Pep Guardiola won't be going back for Leicester's moody maestro in the summer.

I thought even in these crazy times his £60m-plus value was over the top when Guardiola surprisingly tried to sign him during the January transfer window.

And although that value has surely dipped after his apparent sulk at not getting his move, the moment has gone and the Blues will be looking elsewhere.

You do wonder how much more City need to strengthen their all-conquering squad that are now 12/1 at Betfred for the quad.

Sergio Aguero is 10/1 to score a hat-trick against Leicester today - and that would boost his chances of overtaking the league's top scorer - Spurs' Harry Kane who is 4/11 for the golden boot with Liverpool's Mo Salah at 7/2. …

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