How Riyad Mahrez convinced Erling Haaland to Join Manchester City


Erling Haaland has revealed that Riyad Mahrez helped to convince him to join Manchester City after a holiday chat in Mykonos.

The Norwegian striker was wanted by Europe’s elite clubs. After it became apparent that he would leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022. Premiere League champions Manchester City was one of them who wanted to acquire the service of Norwegian.

City ended up winning the race to sign him and the striker didn’t take much longer to show his qualities. He already has 27 goals in 24 appearances with back-to-back hat-tricks at home.

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Speaking to CityTV about having a chat with Mahrez during a vacation Mykonos in the summer of 2021. Haaland said:

“We didn’t speak a lot but you said that I should come to City and it was a good atmosphere. And this, for me, is really important in the team is the atmosphere that you enjoy every day. You just said a little bit and for me that was enough.”

Mahrez added about his involvement:

“I don’t think I need to convince [new signings] because everyone wants to play for a club like City. Like you said before about the atmosphere, the club, the team, the dressing room. We’ve got a top team, top lads, and that’s the most important thing.”

Haaland’s presence in attack might finally give Pep Guardiola a chance to Champions League. Pep has failed to win the Champions League title with man city but he would be looking to finally get this done this season.

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