The deal is only verbal, according to the article, and specifics will be worked out soon, but this is a much-needed boost for City fans, who have been hearing rumors of many player departures.
Whether it’s fair or not, not all of these players will depart, and I’d estimate only two will, so City’s response will be vital.
With Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus obviously on their way out, it’s up to Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden to keep them happy and motivated. Pep Guardiola is an expert at this, as well as other types of motivation.
A summer of upheaval is already underway, and Mahrez will play a critical role in keeping the ship afloat.