Erling Haaland used a points system to rank all the clubs interested in him in order to decide who he should sign for.
Along with his father, Alfie, the pair set up a points system to rank clubs against certain criteria in a bid to find which club would suit the 22-year-old best.
According to the Times, Haaland ranked the clubs based on their history, style of play, pitch capacity and their need for an on-and-off striker.
Alfie revealed his decision-making process during a documentary titled, Haaland – The Big Decision.
He said: “On our list, I think City are the best team.
“[Bayern] Munich is number two. We have Real Madrid number three, Paris Saint-Germain number four.
“We also have some English teams outside of City who are quite good. Liverpool and Chelsea. Also, there’s Barcelona. It’s kind of in the same order.”
Haaland senior went on to say that the decision between City and Bayern Munich was close.
He added: “I think it was one point separating the top two in the last calculations.
“One of the criteria is whether the club needs a No9. The city is 10 [out of 10] with this RESPECT. Bayern Munich get a point for that – they don’t need the No9. They have their best player as No9 but if he [Lewandowski] goes then they have no one else.
“It would be very controversial to go to Munich, but when we go through, they are one of the best teams. Real Madrid are five or six [out of 10]. They have [Karim] Benzema and will they take Bape?’
Although the manager was not involved in their thought process, Haaland admitted that having Pep Guardiola is a big advantage.
The striker said: “I have never transferred to a club because of the manager. But it’s a big plus [Pep] Guardiola at City, as he is the best coach in the world.”
Many City fans hope that they will be able to watch Haaland play for their club for many years to come.
However, their wish may not come true as Alfie has stated that his son wants to challenge himself in all of the continent’s top leagues.
He said yes Viaplay Football: “I think Erling wants to test his abilities in every league.
“Then he can stay in each league for three to four years at the most. He could have 2½ years in Germany, 2½ in England and then Spain, Italy, France, right?’
Since joining the club in the summer, Haaland has been an instant hit, scoring 14 goals in 10 appearances.
Next up for Haaland and his teammates is an enjoyable derby against local rivals Manchester United.