Victor Orta asked if Leeds can dream of signing striker
Victor Orta has responded when asked by Norwegian outlet Dagbladet whether Leeds United can dream of a future deal for Erling Haaland.
What’s the story?
Haaland is arguably the most exciting striker prospect playing anywhere in the world right now.
The 21-year-old has scored 68 goals in 67 games for Borussia Dortmund. And it appears that he is set to spark one of the most incredible transfer scrambles seen.
As noted by ESPN, he reportedly has a release clause worth around £65 million that can be activated next summer.
And he is wanted by both Manchester clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Leeds fans will have reason to keep an eye on what the future holds for the Norwegian.
As reported by Dagbladet, Haaland is a supporter of the Whites having been born in the city in 2000.
Obviously, supporters will not be expecting the youngster to be leading for Marcelo Bielsa’s side next season or in any of the next few years for that matter.
But Orta suggested that signing Haaland further down the line would not be out of the question if Leeds continue to progress when asked if fans should be allowed to dream.
“We can be ambitious, but we also have to be a bit realistic,” Orta chuckles, according to Dagbladet.
“I think that if we meet, it will be because Leeds United have done extremely well. His career is going to be so powerful. So if we ever meet that way, it will be because we at Leeds United have done a lot right.”
Can Leeds help Haaland realise his own dream?
Right now, the smart money would suggest that Leeds will stand next to no chance of signing Haaland anytime in the coming years.
He looks set to move for a bargain fee next summer. But from them, he will surely find himself with a value that only one or two players in world football can compete with.
But ruling out a future move to Elland Road would be foolish also. Haaland has previously claimed that his dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.
So if the Whites can rejoin the heavyweights in England once again, perhaps Leeds may feel that they are in a better position to offer Haaland the chance to realise that dream.
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