Over the last couple of months, Erling Haaland has stepped up as one of the most promising strikers in the world, netting 7 scores in 4 games in the UEFA Champions League and 16 more in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Haaland has some strong ties with English soccer, as his father Alf-Inge Haaland having a long and successful career in some of England’s lesser tier clubs when he was just a kid.
Hence, the Manchester United-linked striker would be more than willing to completing a move to the English Premier League in the near future, according to his father:
“He was a Leeds fan and a (Manchester) City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan. He followed me but that’s what you do in your youth. There’s a difference between being a supporter and having it as a job. I think at one stage he would like to play in the Premier League.
When that’s going to happen, I don’t know. It’s a very tough league. Up to now he’s ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He’s built for the Premier League at one stage, I think. Whether that happens now or at a later stage, we don’t know,” Alf-Inge Haaland told talkSPORT.
Haaland has made quite an impression with his U-20 national team and RB Salzburg and has drawn the attention of giants of the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, and the aforementioned Manchester United.
Thus, reports claim the Austrian club would ask for as much as €100 for their wonderkid, even though his father thinks they would be willing to let him go for less:
“There are always stories. He’s at Salzburg and he’s at a fantastic club and playing in the Champions League, so in a way, there’s no hurry. But Salzburg have shown in the past they’re sort of a middle-step club and if they’re going to recruit players in the future they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players, otherwise nobody would like to go there,” he concluded.