Erling Haaland: This Man City star talked me into joining Man City

Erling Haaland
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Manchester City have announced the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old Norwegian star has given his first interview since joining City and he has revealed the Manchester City star that talked him into joining Manchester City.

Erling Haaland has revealed Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez talked him into joining Manchester City when the two partied together in Greece last summer.

“He told me to come to City and he was right about that!” Haaland said. “We talked and he said some good things about the club.”

Haaland had flown out to the Greek island with friends for some down time, and bumped into Mahrez, who was also on holiday with his own group of friends.

Both groups ended up partying together, with Mahrez re-posting a video of both players partying together on his Twitter account with the caption: Agent Mahrez on duty.

Erling Haaland joins Manchester City on a five year contract and according to Daily Mail, the Norwegian striker will earn £385,000 a week at Manchester City.

Erling Haaland revealed he believes Pep Guardiola can take his game to a new level at Manchester City.

“I’ve been a City fan my whole life and know a lot about the club,” Erling Haaland said. “I feel a bit like home here.

“I think I can develop a lot under Pep and with this club. I can get better in a lot of things and hopefully I can score a lot of goals.

“I’ve spoken a little bit with him and we’re looking forward to working with each other. My father knows how it is, what is the best for me.

“He’s been a good dad in that respect. I went to a lot of (City) games with my mum, sister and brother watching him.”

“This is a proud day for me and my family,” Haaland added. “I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons.

“You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.

“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all-time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions.

“I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here.”