Guardiola can make Mahrez a better player, says former Premier League star.

Former Liverpool and Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy reckons Pep Guardiola can make Riyad Mahrez a better player.

After spending four years at the King Power stadium and winning the Premier League title with Leicester City back in 2016, Mahrez sealed a move to the Etihad which cost City £60m.

However, Bellamy is hoping the former Bayern and Barca coach can work his magic on the Algeria international like he did with Raheem Sterling who bagged 23 goals for the champions last term.

“He’s been a top player, he’s done a great job at Leicester,” he exclusively told Starsport.

“It’s a great time for him to move on. He’s just another option.

“I know it’s difficult obviously because of the money that they’ve spent but it was going to take that type of money to get him out of there.

“These players attacking-wise are costing that kind of money now. He just adds another dimension to what is already a fierce attack.

“But I’m just interested because I believe Guardiola is the best coach in the world at this present moment.

“I think he’s been the best coach in the world over the last six, seven, eight years.

“I’m interested to see how he improves Mahrez. The best thing with Guardiola, he improves players, he makes them better.

“Can he get Mahrez another level again? And if he can that’s exciting for Man City.”

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