The Daily Star have claimed Tottenham Hotspur are to rival both Liverpool and Manchester United for on-fire striker Erling Haaland, who is the son of former Leeds and Manchester City star Alf Inge Haaland.
Leeds-born Haaland, 19, has burst onto the scene after joining RedBull Salzburg in the summer from Molde FK. Already a Norway international, Haaland has scored an incredible 18 goals in 11 games.
Yes, the Austrian league is a lower standard than the Premier League, but Haaland has shown his quality in the Champions League too. He scored a hat-trick against Genk, before finding the net against Liverpool at Anfield in a 4-3 defeat.
He is arguably one of the most in-form strikers in European football at the moment, so it is no surprise that Haaland is being a linked with a big-money move. United, Liverpool and now Spurs are set to rival Juventus for his signature.
TBR’s view – Tottenham excellent move for Haaland, if Spurs want him
Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in European football but without the England skipper, Spurs have no senior strikers. A move to north London for Haaland would see him gain regular game time – something which he may struggle to do elsewhere.
The same argument can be made for Manchester United, but the difference at Tottenham is that he has a very similar kind of player in Kane to learn from. At United, the pressure would be on his shoulders – perhaps too much for a 19-year-old.
Learning his trade under the guidance of Kane would massively aid the development of Haaland, rather than becoming the main man at Old Trafford.