"Manchester City has been following me for almost three years," he told Het Nieuwsblad.
"I always shunned them, but their scouts kept watching me and continued to follow me.
"Eventually I agreed a deal with them after extensive consultation between my agents and my parents.
"In July I move to Manchester, where I have already found a house for my family to live with me. It is important for my development that my mum and dad stay close to me."