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‘I feel at home here’: Erling Haaland explains his decision to join Man City over other elites clubs

The Norwegian international will officially join Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund on July 1.

Erling Haaland has explained his decision as to why he has joined Manchester City over other elite European clubs.

The Norwegian forward will officially become a Sky Blues player on July 1 after the club activated his £51.1m release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract last month.

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Haaland, who scored 86 goals in 89 games during an 18-month period with Dortmund, has signed a five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking on the City’s official website as to why he chose to join them over other interested clubs, he said: ”First of all, my father, a little bit.

“I was born in England. I have been a City fan my whole life. I know a lot about the club.

“In the end, [deciding to sign was down to] two things. I feel at home here and I feel I can develop and get the best out of my game at City.

“I like the style [of play]. I like the attacking football. I like the positive vibe we have when City play football.

“This is what I like a lot, so I think it’s a good fit.”

Erling Haaland should be unveiled as a Manchester City player soon. Credit: Getty.

The 21-year-old became the second Haaland to join the Sky Blues with his father Alf-Inge Haaland playing for the club between 2000 and 2003.

Though born in England, Haaland represents Norway at international level and has scored 20 goals in 21 caps for the Lions.

His arrival at the Etihad is certainly an exciting one with Pep Guardiola’s side looking to win a third consecutive Premier League title next season.

Haaland isn’t the only new face arriving at City this summer. The Sky Blues agreed to sign River Plate’s Julian Alvarez in January with the 22-year-old set to join Guardiola’s side for pre-season.