Manchester City have agreed upon a £60 million ($79.6 million) transfer for Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City.

City have long been pursuing Mahrez, who tried to leave Leicester in January. At that time, Leicester was seeking £80 million.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player. He beats defenders and creates space," City director of football Txiki Begiristain said. "Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League's most exciting players."