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La Liga next for Erling Haaland? Real Madrid target’s father drops transfer hint

By Harry Edwards

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Published: 10:25, 6 March 2020

Erling Braut Haaland’s father has hinted the Borussia Dortmund striker could one day play in La Liga.

The Norwegian teenager has set the world alight the season, first with Red Bull Salzburg, where he scored 28 goals in 22 games across all competitions which included five hat-tricks.

His performances earned interest from across Europe, including Manchester United and Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig, but eventually signed for Dortmund, making an emphatic impact in Germany.

Will Haaland play in La Liga? Five things to know…

  • Haaland has scored 40 goals in 31 games this season for Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.
  • Despite joining Dortmund in January, the teenager is already being linked with a move away.
  • Real Madrid are among the clubs reportedly interested in the striker.
  • Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, believes La Liga would be a good league for him.
  • The Norwegian has previously spoken of his dream to play in the Premier League.

In nine appearances for Dortmund so far, Haaland has scored 12 goals across all competitions, including two in the Champions League to give the German side a 2-1 aggregate lead over Paris Saint-Germain in their last-16 tie.

The teenager has only been stopped from scoring twice since joining Dortmund, with Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg successfully keeping him out after a blistering start.

As a result of Haaland continuing his form in one of Europe’s top five leagues, the teenager is already being linked with a move on from Dortmund, with Real Madrid among those reportedly interested.

And Haaland’s father, former Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge, has hinted a move to La Liga could be on the cards in the future.

“I am very happy for him and Borussia Dortmund, although for me, the most important thing is to keep growing as before,” he told AS.

“He was always a top scorer, but he also gives many assists. Obviously, I am proud. Dortmund told us that they needed someone like him and that the goal is as high as possible.

“He is at a team that fights for the Bundesliga and is growing in European competitions. It is perfect to continue training.

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

“You never know if he will play in Spain. What has to happen, will happen.”

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Haaland’s Premier League dream

While Alf-Inge Haaland has recently hinted at a potential move to La Liga for his son, the former Man City man has previously spoken of the teenager following in his footsteps and playing in the Premier League.

“One day, Erling wants to play in the Premier League,” he said prior to Haaland’s move to Dortmund.

“I don’t know when the timing will be ideal.

“We are ahead of our own career schedule, but it is a very tough league.”

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