News now: 'It's sad that you're leaving': John Stones suggests he really does not want 'underrated' ace to leave Man City

After Riyad Mahrez's departure from Manchester City in favor of a move to Al-Ahli was recently confirmed, John Stones showered him with appreciation.

The Englishman shared his thoughts on the legendary Algerian's exit from the Etihad Stadium on Instagram.

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John Stones spared special respect for Riyad Mahrez after their five-year partnership at Manchester City.

John Stones pays ode to Riyad Mahrez after he leaves Manchester City for Al-Ahli transfer

The treble-winner's departure has sparked numerous tributes, including those from people like Erling Haaland and Aymeric Laporte, who called him a "underrated genius" in the Guardian.

Not surprisingly, given that the five-time Premier League champion has been one of City's most important players over the past five years.

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Now, Riyad Mahrez has received praise from John Stones for how much he valued having Mahrez as a teammate at Manchester City.

Although it is unfortunate that you are departing, it has always been a pleasure to play with you. The 29-year-old added, "Best of luck in your upcoming chapter; see you soon, mate."

Riyad Mahrez merits all the plaudits after his time at the Etihad Stadium

Many were interested to see how the Le Havre academy product would do at a truly elite team after a remarkable stint at Leicester City, where he notable guided the club to a legendary Premier League title win.

It is obvious that Riyad Mahrez had a significant impact when John Stones and everyone else connected to Manchester City express their regret over his departure.

After a challenging first season, Mahrez turned things around by adjusting to Guardiola's demands, playing a crucial role in one of the best teams in history, and becoming the most developed version of himself.

Many players find it difficult to flourish when given the chance to play among the very best, but the twinkle-toed winger clearly ignored these doubts by going on to become a City icon.

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