The Norwegian continues to be linked with a transfer to Etihad Stadium and two former Manchester Metropolis gamers imagine he has all of the attributes to succeed
The burgeoning abilities of Erling Haaland have been talked up by two former Manchester Metropolis gamers because the Norwegian continues to be linked with a blockbuster summer time transfer to the Premier League leaders.
Paul Dickov and Andy Morrison joked that the Borussia Dortmund striker possesses all of the attributes his father – former Metropolis team-mate Alf-Inge – didn’t, although they imagine the previous midfielder’s skilled perspective and mentality does shine via in his son.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect, which obtained to see Haaland at shut quarters throughout Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Dortmund , is amongst a clutch of elite golf equipment believed to be contemplating a transfer for the 20-year-old.
What did Dickov and Morrison say about Haaland?
Talking to Metropolis’s official website about Haaland’s efficiency on the Etihad in midweek and his reminiscences of former team-mate Alf-Inge, Dickov joked: “Erling’s every part his dad wasn’t, he’s a goalscorer, proper foot, left foot, fast, handsome.”
On a extra critical observe, the previous Scotland striker added: “Alf-Inge got here in and did an excellent job for us.
“He was a box-to-box midfielder who cherished to get a problem in, chip in with the odd purpose and was only a good character.
“Technically perhaps he wasn’t the very best however he made up for that in his want to assist out in video games.”
Former Metropolis captain Morrison mentioned: “Alf-Inge was a really non-public individual, very skilled and meticulous in how he carried himself.
“I’m positive these qualities will even be ingrained in his son; he was a brilliant athlete capable of get across the pitch and he had a really sturdy mentality that got here from a really sturdy upbringing.
“Alf-Inge was nice, he was lad as nicely and robust within the altering room.”
Dortmund at the moment haven’t any plans to promote Haaland this summer time and think about him as central to their future underneath incoming head coach Marco Rose.
Nevertheless, failure to qualify for the Champions League might power their hand, whereas agent Mino Raiola’s very public tour of Europe to carry talks with a number of golf equipment fuelled solutions a switch might go forward this summer time.
Haaland has apparent hyperlinks with Manchester Metropolis via his father, although Barcelona, Actual Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all believed to eager on signing him.
Any deal although could be very pricey and it stays to be seen whether or not any membership could be prepared to sanction such an enormous deal given soccer’s funds are nonetheless reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
A launch clause value a reported €75 million (£67m/$92m) additionally kicks in subsequent 12 months, that means a switch in 2022 could also be extra doubtless.