A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to react to Erling Haaland’s Champions League hat-trick – with many suggesting that the striker needs to be on the club’s shopping list if they are promoted this year.
Haaland stole the show on the opening night of this season’s Champions League group-stages. He scored a hat-trick for Red Bull Salzburg in their 6-2 win over Genk.
What is just as remarkable is that Haaland has already scored 11 league goals in seven games this term. It also cannot be forgotten that he scored nine goals in one international for Norway’s under-20s back in May.
And the Leeds supporters on social media could not help but notice Haaland’s heroics, with many expressing their hope for a future deal for the youngster.
The 19-year-old was born in Leeds and told Aftenposten in 2017 that his dream was to win the Premier League with the Whites.
Of course, there is virtually no chance of United signing the striker while they are in the Championship. But some of the supporters have suggested that he should be a target for Andrea Radrizzani if Marcelo Bielsa manages to guide the club to promotion this season.
Judging by his current form, Haaland is not going to come cheap for any admirer. But the Leeds fans are hopeful that his affection for the club could give them a chance of pulling off a remarkable deal should they get themselves back to English football’s top table.
Here is how some of the Leeds supporters on social media reacted to Haaland’s hat-trick…
— John keeling (@Johnkeeling8) September 17, 2019
We shouldn’t sign someone because he’s the son of a former ace #LUFC player. Not because he’s a Leeds-fan himself either, born in Leeds as he is. But Sweet Jesus, Haaland will dominate football for 15 years and some of those should be with us. Ufattelig imponert, @ErlingHaaland https://t.co/pmI7z59YTK
— Svend Karlsen (@svendleeds) September 17, 2019
— Liam Anderson (@Liam_Anders21) September 17, 2019
The year is 2028. Erling Haaland scores a hattrick in the champions league final to hand Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United the trophy in his final season as manager. The finishing touches to his statue are underway. #LUFC
— adam (@AdamJones1995) September 17, 2019
We have to sign Erling Håland when we go up. #lufc
— ???? ????? (@ryanellis3011) September 17, 2019
Haaland will cost us a fortune now #lufc but it’s written in the stars
— Lil Jumbo Hoorah (@Marvin100) September 17, 2019
Erling Haaland. ? As soon as #lufc go up, that’s who we need.
— Lee Ellison ?? (@Bollakzoid) September 17, 2019
@LUFC Please oh please oh please sign Haaland if we go up next season, this kid is a Legend in the making!!!
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLeeds3) September 17, 2019