Erling Haaland’s father admits a move to the Premier League is ‘attractive’ but ‘not a priority’ for the forward who remains happy at Borussia Dortmund.
Haaland has established himself as arguably the most exciting young talent in world football following a stunning breakthrough last season, with the Norwegian having been named as the winner of the 2020 Golden Boy award as the best player aged 21 or under in Europe.
The 20-year-old has scored a phenomenal 27 goals in 29 appearances since signing for Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January, with his form having seen the youngster regularly linked with a big-money move to the Premier League.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, spent a decade playing in English football representing Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City and admits a future move to the Premier League is an ‘attractive’ proposition for the emerging superstar.
“I think most players dream of being in the Premier League at one time or another,” Haaland Snr told SPORT1.
”It’s the league that gets the most attention around, and it has very good quality teams. There is no doubt the Premier League is attractive to him.”
Alf-Inge admits it is ‘only logical’ that the forward will be linked with ‘big clubs’ given his goalscoring exploits since bursting onto the scene, though says a move is not at the forefront of the player’s mind as he seeks to continue his development in the Bundesliga with Dortmund.
“When you play well, it’s only logical that big clubs knock on your door, but we’re talking about speculation here.
“At the moment it’s not in Erling’s or my head that another club will be vying for him.
“We signed a long contract with Dortmund and they have a fantastic team for Erling right now. We don’t want to look any further ahead.
“You never know what will happen. We haven’t talked about such a step yet. I think he would like to win some trophies with Dortmund. That is his goal.
“Erling can still achieve a lot in Germany and make great progress. Moving abroad is not a priority for us.
“I sometimes think he wants to and can assert himself in any league. At the moment, he is happy in the Bundesliga and focused on Dortmund.
“He just wants to be a better player and doesn’t look too far ahead.”