Thursday November 7 2019
'Haaland wants Premier League'

Serie A clubs could miss out on RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland as his father claims he would like to play in the Premier League.

Juventus and Napoli have both been linked with the Norwegian, who is top goalscorer in the Champions League after four rounds of group games.

However, Alf-Inge Haaland - who played in England between 1993 and 2003 - made it clear the 19-year-old was “built” for the Premier League.

“He was a Leeds fan and a City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan – he followed me obviously, but that is what you do in your youth,” the retired midfielder told talkSPORT.

“It’s different being a supporter and having a job. But he was born in Leeds.

“At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It’s a very tough League.”

Haaland Jr is already on 18 goals in all competitions this season, while showing he could cut it at the highest level against the likes of Napoli and Liverpool.

“Up to now, he is ahead of the stage we though he would be at.

“He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.”

However, Alf-Inge is baffled by rumours it would take €100m to prise the starlet away from the champions of Austria.

“He is at Red Bull, a fantastic club playing in the Champions League, so in a way he is in no hurry.

“Red Bull have shown from the past that they are a ‘middle step’ club, and if they are going to recruit players in the future, they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players, because nobody would want to go there.”

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