Erling Haaland interested in future Premier League move, says father Alf-Inge
Alf-Inge Haaland, who played for Manchester City among other English clubs, admits interest in his teenage son Erling.
In-demand Salzburg striker Erling Haaland has ambitions to play in the Premier League, according to his father.
Premier League dream
Former Leeds United and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge Haaland confirmed his teenage son, one of Europe's most sought-after young players, would like to play in England at some point in his career.
Serie A champions Juventus have been linked to the 19-year-old, as have LaLiga rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The younger Haaland has scored seven goals in four Champions League appearances in what is his first full season with Salzburg.
While expecting his Leeds-born son to follow in his Premier League footsteps, Alf-Inge suggested the path he took would have no sway over Erling's potential destination.
"He was a Leeds fan and a [Manchester] City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan. He followed me but that's what you do in your youth," Haaland senior told talkSPORT.
"There's a difference between being a supporter and having it as a job.
"I think at one stage he would like to play in the Premier League. When that's going to happen, I don't know. It's a very tough league.
"Up to now he's ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He's built for the Premier League at one stage, I think. Whether that happens now or at a later stage, we don't know."
4 - Erling Haaland is the fourth player in Champions League history to score in each of his first four appearances – the others are Zé Carlos (FC Porto, 1992/93), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus, 1995) and Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid, 2013/14). Flames. pic.twitter.com/eZ85BM5zua— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2019
A big price tag Haaland
Recent reports have suggested Salzburg could ask for up to €100million for the impressive centre-forward, already a two-cap Norway international
Alf-Inge doubts the club would demand such an exorbitant fee, however.
"There are always stories," he said.
"He's at Salzburg and he's at a fantastic club and playing in the Champions League, so in a way there's no hurry.
"But Salzburg have shown in the past they're sort of a middle-step club and if they're going to recruit players in the future they can't put a stupid price tag on the players, otherwise nobody would like to go there."
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