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Jens Lehmann says reported Manchester City and Liverpool target would make him ‘scared’ to be in goal

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Jens Lehmann says reported Manchester City and Liverpool target would make him ‘scared’ to be in goal

Reported Manchester City and Liverpool target Erling Haaland has impressed Jens Lehmann so much that the Germany legend admits he’d be “scared” to be in goal against him.

BBC Sport claims the Citizens are eyeing the Borussia Dortmund star as a replacement for Sergio Aguero, while Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth suggested he’d be keen on a move to Anfield.

“His agent Mino Raiola has said that four Premier League clubs would be interested in doing a deal: Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool,” Sheth told the Pitch to Post Podcast in March.

Haaland is one of the most highly rated youngsters in world football, with a staggering goal tally at senior level despite his young age.

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The 20-year-old weighed in with 29 goals and seven assists for Red Bull Salzburg from 27 games, while for Dortmund, he has 49 goals and 13 assists from just 53 appearances.

However, Haaland will have to wait a bit longer before tasting Champions League glory after Dortmund were knocked out of the competition by Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Lehmann, speaking on CBS Sport on Paramount+ (14/04/21, 10:05 pm), gave his thoughts on the Norwegian’s future and the qualities he brings.

 

“If they insist then he has to stay because he doesn’t have a release clause from now until the end of the season,” said the former Arsenal star.

“He is probably an unprecedented striker because he is full of speed, very physical and technically very aware.

“And I cannot remember a striker, who I was afraid of, but if I was confronted by him now then I would be a little bit scared.”

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Haaland’s move to Dortmund has been nothing short of a spectacular success, prompting fans, neutrals, peers and pundits across the world of football to sing his praises.

At just 20, he’s notching up the sort of numbers that would list him amongst the greatest players in the world – so it makes you wonder just how much more he can achieve over the course of an entire career.

Haaland could well be football’s next bona fide superstar and he won’t come cheap, but bringing him to the Premier League would be an amazing coup for the club concerned and for the competition.

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