Erling Braut Haaland, La Liga

Erling Haaland’s father has admitted that his son would fit in well in La Liga and has suggested that a move to Spain is a possibility in the future, amid links to Real Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund secured the signature of the highly sought after 19-year-old in December, and the forward has got his career in Germany off to a stunning start, with nine goals in his first seven Bundesliga outings.

Haaland had a number of suitors from across Europe’s top leagues’ thanks to his dazzling performances for Red Bull Salzburg, but his father Alf-Inge believes Dortmund are the best fit for his son.

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In an interview with ​AS, Haaland senior said: “​Dortmund told us that they needed someone like him. It is a team that fights for the Bundesliga and that is growing in European competitions. It is perfect.”

However, Haaland has already been linked with a move away from Dortmund, with Real Madrid ​keeping an eye on his progress in Germany.

Alf-Inge admitted that interest in his son has been extensive, and talked about his chances of heading to La Liga one day.

“We were linked to more than 100 teams, but it is true that the Spanish [league] is a very good league for my son, with great teams.

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“You never know if he will play in Spain. What has to happen, will happen. ​La Liga is very good for my son.”

Alf-Inge enjoyed a decent football career himself, spending his best days in the Premier League. He was a utility player, operating in defence or midfield, and spent four years at Nottingham Forest, three years at Leeds United and three years at ​Manchester City.

Due to his father’s spells in England, Haaland was raised as a Leeds fan, and earlier in his career admitted that his ​dream was to ​win the Premier League with the Yorkshire club.


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