Riyad Mahrez
(FILES) Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez poses with the Premier League trophy after the presentation ceremony following the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 21, 2023 Image Credit: AFP

LONDON - Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has left the treble winners to join Saudi side Al-Ahli, the two clubs announced on Friday.

The 32-year-old Algerian winger joined Pep Guardiola's team in 2018 from Leicester, winning 11 major trophies at the club.

"The wait is over: Riyad is real," the Saudi Pro League club said in a social media post.

City agreed a fee understood to be worth up to 30 million pounds ($38.6 million) with Al-Ahli last week.

"I came to City to win trophies and enjoy my football and I achieved all that and so much more," Mahrez said in a statement from the Premier League club.

"I have had five unforgettable years with this football club, working with unbelievable players, fantastic supporters, and the best manager in the world."

Mahrez is the latest big-name player to move to the Saudi league.