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Riyad Mahrez says he was ‘Agent Mahrez’ all along to convince Erling Haaland to join Man City


Riyad Mahrez wasted no time in taking credit for Man City’s signing of star striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland was finally unveiled by City on Monday morning after the club agreed to pay his £51.1m release clause to Borussia Dortmund.

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Haaland was unveiled as Man City’s new signing on Monday

Riyad Mahrez says he was ‘Agent Mahrez’ all along to convince Erling Haaland to join Man City

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City paid Haaland’s £51.1million release clause to bring him to the Premier League

Fans got the photos they’ve been waiting for as the 21-year-old posed for the first time in a City shirt.

The Norway international has been linked with the Premier League champions for some time and they beat Real Madrid and Manchester United to his signature.

City fans started to get excited last summer when Haaland was seen partying with Mahrez in Mykonos while on vacation.

The Algerian winger even hilariously posted about it saying, “Agent Mahrez on duty.”

He later added, “Just having fun, take it easy.”

Well, now that Haaland has actually signed for the club, Mahrez came back and quoted that message on Twitter and said: “Or not…”

The striker has since revealed what the winger told him when they met.

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

Riyad Mahrez says he was ‘Agent Mahrez’ all along to convince Erling Haaland to join Man City

Mahrez and Haaland partied together last summer

Riyad Mahrez says he was ‘Agent Mahrez’ all along to convince Erling Haaland to join Man City

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Mahrez posted this shortly after Haaland was unveiled by City

The 21-year-old has now signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium and will officially join Pep Guardiola’s squad on July 1.

Haaland, whose father Alf-Inge played for City from 2000 to 2003, is considered one of the hottest properties in the game having scored 86 goals in 89 games in two and a half seasons with Dortmund.

Haaland said: “It’s a proud day for me and my family. I’ve always watched City and loved doing it for the past few 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.

Riyad Mahrez says he was ‘Agent Mahrez’ all along to convince Erling Haaland to join Man City

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Haaland signed a five-year contract at City

“There are so many world-class players in this team and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I think I’m in the right place to fulfill my ambitions.

“I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I’m confident I can do that here. It’s a great decision for me and I can’t wait to start pre-season.

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