EPL: Haaland helped me decide Man City move, says Akanji

Manchester City star, Mauel Akanji, has revealed that a text message from teammate Erling Haaland helped him learn of the club’s summer interest in him.

Akanji and Haaland both signed from Borussia Dortmund this summer, with Haaland completing his move very early in the transfer window.

Akanji was a later arrival, and admits Haaland got in touch with him about making the move to Manchester.

“I heard it on the weekend before Deadline Day, Erling [Haaland] texted me so that was the first time that I heard about it,” he said to club media.

“He texted me to say that they [City] had asked him about me, so I was thinking maybe I am in the top five selection of players that they want to get.

“Things progressed with my agent and all of a sudden, on the Monday my agent was in Manchester, the clubs spoke about it and we didn’t have much time because of the deadline on Thursday.

“Inside three or four days I was in signing the contract and it was a nice feeling. I had a couple of other offers before, but I was never really feeling confident with it but as soon as City came, I knew that I wanted to do it.”

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