'I know they have an ambition to go further.
Yet not even City are likely to have broken the club's transfer record for a squad player, and it is probably also significant that having narrowly failed to capture Mahrez in January, Guardiola was prepared to wait patiently for his chance to make a move in summer.
The reward of a starting berth in the three-man England defence comes after being an ever-present for the Foxes during their Premier League campaign, playing every minute of the season as Claude Puel's side finished ninth.
Maguire was one of the Three Lions' stars as they unexpectedly reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, where they eventually came unstuck 2-1 against Croatia in extra-time . "The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club", he told a press conference on Thursday.
Centre-back Maguire could now also find himself a man in demand as a result of his eye-catching performances during England's run to the semi-finals in Russian Federation. That's why I made the decision to come here because I want to be part of that.
Mahrez, who was the 2016 PFA Player of the Year, nearly made the move in January but City refused to pay the Foxes' £95m asking price.
Riyad Mahrez revealed Manchester City had rivals beaten before kick-off during their record-breaking season. Now I'm here and I'm happy.
"Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester are a good club as well, so let's see". "The price tag doesn't affect me - fees for players have got very big in the last couple of years".
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"What they did was fantastic work".
He said: "They have everything to try to win the Champions League. I am very confident about myself", he added.
"'This past month, I've seen videos going around, photos been sent to me".
"If I moved sooner, maybe i would have been happy, now I'm happy to be here. the most important thing". I wanted to work under him and to play in this club.