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Erling Haaland ‘would like to play in the Premier League’

RB Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland ‘would like to play in the Premier League’, according to his father.

The 19-year-old forward has emerged as one of the most promising talents in world football after enjoying a stunning start to the season for the Austrian side, becoming the first player in Champions League history to score seven goals in his first four appearances in the competition.

Haaland – the son of former Manchester City and Leeds defender Alf-Inge – has also scored prolifically at domestic level, his record so far this season standing at an incredible 23 goals in just 17 appearances in all competitions.

The Norwegian’s performances have unsurprisingly seen him linked with moves to several of the worlds biggest clubs, though his father believes that the talented teenager is ‘built for the Premier League‘, with Manchester United having been most heavily linked.

“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 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.”

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