Respected Bundesliga journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed that Erling Haaland will one day play in the Premier League, while suggesting it must have been hard for Manchester United to fail in their attempts to sign the Norwegian striker in January as he moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund.
Fjortoft says Dortmund is a great place for the young striker and that he’s been impressed by Haaland and how he compliments the current side.
It seems no matter where Haaland plays he will score goals, so you can be sure he will become Europe’s most sought after striker in the coming years.
Considering the rumours surrounding Haaland every week, it’ll be interesting to see where the Norway international ends up later on in his career — and we don’t know how long teams will be restricted more than usually in a financial sense due to COVID-19 — but Fjortoft thinks the young goalscorer is destined for the Premier League at some point.
Speaking to Sky Sports about the young striker, Fjortoft said: “What I’ve been impressed by Erling and the team around is they’ve chosen the places he can develop as a player.
“He went from Molde — where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was his manager, so you can imagine how hard it was for Manchester United not to get him when he moved to Dortmund! — to Red Bull Salzburg, a great arena for a young kid. And this time he went to Dortmund, which is a great place for him now.
“Do I think he will play in the Premier League in the future? Absolutely, I think he will go to the Premier League eventually, but where he will end up, I am not sure.
“It might take him some time; I think it went quicker than he had thought in Salzburg, with success in the Champions League, but he is in a good place now.
“I can’t see him moving in the short term, but in the long-term yes, of course, he will end up in the Premier League, like all big players will eventually.”
Meanwhile, as per Mundo Deportivo in Spain, both Real Madrid and United will be keeping a close eye on the striker for the remainder of the Bundesliga campaign.
That said, we can’t see Haaland leaving Dortmund this summer.