The highly sought after Turkish striker joined City on a £2 million move from Bursaspor over the summer but revealed that Chelsea had also made a bid.
“One of the other teams that wanted me was Chelsea but I decided to join Manchester City because they had shown more interest and were really keen in bringing me in,” Ünal told the official Turkish Football Federation website.
Ünal’s goal record is quite astonishing; 182 goals in 110 appearances for Bursaspor’s reserves and 24 goals in 25 international games for Turkey at under-16 level before being fast-tracked into the under-19, under-21 sides and senior national sides
The young striker also stated that the fact that City have been heavily investing in youth players over recent years also played a role in his decision.
“City have been investing in their youngsters and have great projects for the future which also swayed me,” he added.
The 18-year-old striker was loaned out to Belgium side Genk on a two-year deal due to work permit issues. City do however, have the option to bring Ünal back at the end of the season.
The Turkish international striker has already scored for his new side and has been making regular appearances in the Pro League.