Riyad Mahrez’s ex says Harry Kane’s wife ‘had a lucky escape’ over his botched move to Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez’s ex says Harry Kane’s wife ‘had a lucky break’ over his failed Man City move as she claims pressure to play for the club caused the collapse of their marriage and her husband ‘changed’

  • Harry Kane’s long-term move to Manchester City was called off last week
  • The England captain has publicly announced that he will now remain at Tottenham
  • Riyad Mahrez’s ex-wife says Kane’s partner Katie Goodland ‘had a lucky escape’











Rita Johal, the ex-wife of Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez, believes Harry Kane’s failed move to the club could be a good thing for his out-of-game life.

Johal has largely blamed Mahrez’s move to City for the breakdown of their marriage, claiming the Algerian sometimes struggled with the pressure to play for a team of that size.

Mahrez joined City in 2018 on a £60 million transfer fee from Leicester, where he had played a pivotal role in their 2016 Premier League title win. Meanwhile, Kane had been fishing for a move to City all summer, only to publicly announce last week. announcing that he will remain with boys’ club Tottenham.

Rita Johal (pictured with Riyad Mahrez in 2017) says her ex-husband’s move to Manchester City in 2018 from Leicester caused their marriage to break down

Mahrez and Johal pictured in 2016 celebrating Leicester's Premier League title win

Mahrez and Johal pictured in 2016 celebrating Leicester’s Premier League title win

Harry Kane and his partner Katie Goodland pictured after the footballer was awarded an MBE in 2019 - this summer Kane tried to force a move from Tottenham to Manchester City

Harry Kane and his partner Katie Goodland pictured after the footballer was awarded an MBE in 2019 – this summer Kane tried to force a move from Tottenham to Manchester City

“I can’t comment on other people’s lives, but moving there has changed my husband,” Johal said. The sun. Harry Kane’s wife (Katie Goodland) probably had a lucky escape. Others need to be careful.

‘Riyadh let fame go to his head. He changed when he went to Manchester City.

“The Riyadh I met is a different person than he is now. He parties, he acts like a flash soccer player.

“I don’t hate him, that’s a strong word, but I’m shocked and saddened by what he’s done.

“He left me suddenly and blamed playing for Manchester City. Now he spends all his time flying around on vacation with no worries in the world.”

Johal and Mahrez met in London in 2014 and got married after just four months. They have a daughter together.

Mahrez is now engaged to Taylor Ward, an influencer who is the daughter of Ashley Ward, a former City footballer.

They announced their engagement on June 21, when Ward wrote on Instagram: “There’s no one I’d rather spend this life with, here’s an entire life of ours. I can’t wait to grow old together. I love you.’

Mahrez is now engaged to influencer Taylor Ward and they announced the news in June

Mahrez is now engaged to influencer Taylor Ward and they announced the news in June

Kane and his partner Katie Goodland are childhood sweethearts who married in 2019 and have three children together.

Speak with Esquire in 2015, Kane spoke about how they prefer the quieter life off the cameras and how it had been strange to adjust to his then-growing level of fame.

“We went to school together, so she’s seen my whole career,” Kane said. ‘Of course she thinks it’s a little crazy.

“I think she’s even been in the papers a few times walking the dogs.”

But Kane is now back in action at Tottenham and has accepted to stay at the club

But Kane is now back in action at Tottenham and has accepted to stay at the club

Mahrez pictured in action for City in their 5-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday

Mahrez pictured in action for City in their 5-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday

Mahrez was a key figure in City’s success under Pep Guardiola, winning two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and three League Cups during his time in Manchester.

Kane has since returned to the Tottenham squad, scoring twice in the Europa Conference League midweek play-off against Portugal’s Pacos de Ferreira.

He also played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Watford, which took Tottenham to the top of the Premier League with three wins from their first three games.

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