I didn’t hesitate to join Guardiola’s Man City

Mahrez insists he has joined Man City to fight for the big trophies

Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City in a deal worth £60 million (R1 billion) on Tuesday, and became one of the club's highest-paid players in the process.

The Algerian was attracted to the Blues' "ambition" and the opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola.

"Pep is a big manager who has won a lot of things and made history at this club", he said. The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club.

The Algeria global ended a long-running transfer saga when he completed a reported club-record £60 million (€67m/$79m) move from Leicester City on Tuesday.

"They have everything to try to win the Champions League".

"That's why I'm here, why I made the decision to come here, because I want to be part of this".

'Every big club there are big players, ' he added.

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However, he is fully aware that he faces a significant battle to get into the starting line-up, with competition from Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva for the wide roles. "Competition is part of football and it is good because everyone can improve. I'm very confident about myself and I hope to help this team to improve".

"Everyone can improve and the squad can improve, it's flawless. If I'd moved sooner maybe I wouldn't have been happy, I don't know".

'He's a big manager, has won a lot of things and written a story in this club as well.

'They broke all the records in the Premier League which is unbelievable and I never wavered.

"They have everything they need to succeed in the Champions League and that's where I want to play".

"I'm very happy to be here, to have signed for this club", said Mahrez. "They were a little bit unlucky in the semi-final against Croatia".

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