Alfie Haaland has told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT (Wednesday, 09:27am) that his son Erling Haaland is keen to play in the Premier League, after being linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United.
The striker is quickly becoming one of the best young talents in Europe, with a ridiculously good 23 goals in just 17 appearances this season. Indeed, seven of those goals have come in the Champions League, scoring in a 1-1 draw with Napoli on Tuesday.
The Daily Star claim that Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United are all interested in the Norway international, while The Mail have reported that Italian media reckon there is a huge £86million price tag on Haaland’s head.
Haaland’s father, Alfie – who played for both Leeds and Manchester City in England – has stated that a move to the Premier League is a career dream for Haaland, but is unsure when that is going to happen.
“At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, when that is going to happen, I don’t know,” Haaland said. “Right now, he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He’s done well, and he’s risen to the occasion.”
TBR’s view – Which club would be best for Haaland?
A move to Manchester United would be best for Leeds-born Haaland, if he can put aside his father’s former allegiances in Leeds and Manchester City – perhaps two of United’s biggest rivals.
Liverpool boast Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi and though Haaland offers something different, he will struggle to break into the front three and start. Similarly at Tottenham, Harry Kane is first choice and the first name on the team sheet.
At Manchester United, though, they are crying out for a striker to finally replace Romelu Lukaku. He is a similar kind of player to Lukaku and for £86million, he would be a bargain.