Erling Haaland would like to play in the Premier League and he supports Leeds, Man City AND Nottingham Forest, father Alf-Inge tells talkSPORT

6 Nov

Erling Haaland is keen on moving to the Premier league sometime during his career, his father Alf-Inge has told talkSPORT.

Haaland scored in his fourth successive Champions League match on Tuesday night, netting against Napoli to take his goal tally for the season to 23 already.

He’s grabbed more than a goal a game this term, with the 19-year-old now regarded as one of the finest young strikers in world football.

Haaland is scoring goal after goal and earning rave reviews
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The teenager’s form means he is now being watched by nearly every top European team, with the likes of Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all known to be keen on Haaland.

He is sure to be on the move before too long – playing in Austria is already well below Haaland’s level – but where could he end up?

A switch to England has long been mooted due to Haaland, the Norway international, being born on these shores while his father played for Leeds.

The Whites have been considered a possible destination as the youngster is believed to support Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but Alf-Inge has revealed his son actually follows THREE English clubs – the three he represented during the 1990s and 2000s.

Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Alf-Inge said: “He was a Leeds fan and a City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan – he followed me obviously, but that is what you do in your youth.


“It is different being a supporter and having a job.

“But he was born in Leeds.

“At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It is a very tough league.

“Up to now he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.

“He is at Red Bull, a fantastic club playing Champions League so in a way he is in no hurry.

“Red Bull have shown from the past that they are a ‘middle step’ club, and if they are going to recruit players in the future they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players because nobody would want to go there.”

Haaland joined Salzburg earlier this year from Molde, the club he signed for in 2017 while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was their manager.

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“The thing Ole looked at when he took him was that striker’s touch in front of goal and the way he scores goals,” added Alf-Inge. “If you can also have the physical thing next to it, it is a good combination.

“But you know, he’s had good games and bad games. He is still young and learning a lot.

“I think he probably would be a good player to work with for many managers.

“He is quite pacy and a talent, but still a raw talent. So we will cross our fingers and hope it goes well, and at the moment it is going well for him.”

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