A number of Leeds United fans took to Twitter to express their delight following Northern Ireland’s clash with Norway on Monday as Stuart Dallas swapped shirts with Erling Haaland after the full-time whistle.
Haaland has previously spoken of his desire to play for Leeds United in the Premier League (via Aftonposten). He, of course, has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most exciting prospects playing anywhere in Europe.
And he further proved his potential with a stunning performance for his country at Windsor Park this week. Norway ran out 5-1 winners, and Haaland bagged two of the goals.
It was obviously an incredibly disappointing night for Dallas. But he was at the centre of a moment after the game that made Leeds fans very, very happy.
As the players were shaking hands, Haaland appeared to stop Dallas to have a word before the pair ended up swapping shirts.
Obviously, it is not clear what was said between the two players. But it certainly appears to be Haaland who looks to get Dallas’s shirt rather than the other way around.
And the Leeds supporters could not help but be delighted about the moment. It may be too much to expect the striker to end up at Elland Road at any stage in the near future. But it certainly would appear that he remains a big fan of Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Here is how some of the Leeds fans responded to the incident…
Håland asking for Dallas shirt, things you love to see https://t.co/FgHMNbD10b
— Tom Green (@tomgreen_97) September 8, 2020
mental to me, erling haaland – arguably europes top young talent seeking out stuart dallas for his shirt https://t.co/d5BnmdlwO2
— mat (@murderbalI) September 7, 2020
erling haaland asking for stuart dallas’ shirt is my new favourite football moment https://t.co/n3goTyr65U
— Nick Elliott (@NickElliott91) September 7, 2020
Just finished work and seen Haaland and Dallas having a giggle and swapping shirts. Leeds that. And if you’re not Leeds, you just won’t understand.
— Batesy🏆 (@BatesyV3) September 7, 2020
Haaland 🤝 Dallas, made my night has that 😍 Alaw
— Xander 🏆 (@Xander_LUFC) September 7, 2020
Haaland is so leeds. Him and Dallas swapping shirts is beautiful
— hc (@indianasc0nes) September 7, 2020
Haaland went for Dallas’ shirt.. he’s Leeds and he knows he is ⚽️⚽️⚽️
— James Drew (@Drewie237) September 7, 2020