Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez targeting Champions League glory

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez targeting Champions League glory

"I know they have the ambition to go further the next season", Mahrez added.

I thought what City did past year was fantastic, it was unbelievable to break all those Premier League records, but I am confident about myself.

The reward of a starting berth in the three-man England defence comes after being an ever-present for the Foxes during their Premier League campaign, playing every minute of the season as Claude Puel's side finished ninth.

Riyad Mahrez believes his former Leicester team-mate Harry Maguire has proved during the World Cup that he belongs at the highest level.

Leicester are unlikely to allow their star performer to leave easily as they seek to build towards European football again, having finished ninth in the league last term, and already spending big to sign James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira from Norwich and Porto respectively.

'England did not have an overly hard route to the semi-final but they have overcome every obstacle they faced with some solid performances.

"I am confident I can help the team and make an impact", he said. "I'm very happy and will give my best to this club".

Mahrez, speaking at his unveiling at City, said: "I believe "H" is a very good player". "I showed in the last three years in the Premier League that I deserve to play at the highest level and now I have to show it".

The 27-year-old Algerian global forward had wanted to move to the champions in January but City baulked at the £80 million fee Leicester demanded at the time. City set new records as they accumulated 100 points and scored 106 goals in winning the title by a 19-point margin last season. We're going to start to work this week and then we will see. City are a big club and have everything to try to win it. Now I'm here now and I'm happy. I wanted to work under him and to play in this club.

"If I moved sooner, maybe i would have been happy, now I'm happy to be here. the most important thing. It's a good thing".