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“We also have some English teams other than City who are quite good. Liverpool and Chelsea. Also, there is Barcelona. They are sort of in the same row.”

Haaland admitted that Pep Guardiola’s presence at City played a part in his decision. The Norway international has performed incredibly well under the former Barcelona boss. 

“I have never transferred to a club because of the manager. But it is a big plus with [Pep] Guardiola at City, as he is the best manager in the world. It’s the best sporting project in the world at the moment and it’s where I will do my best.”

Haaland also revealed that several City players convinced him to join the side following Dortmund’s Champions League match with the English side in 2021. He added: “After that game, I think 15 people said I should come. [John] Stones and Ruben Dias, [Ilkay] Gundogan, [Phil] Foden, [Kevin] De Bruyne…”

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