Alfie Haaland, Erling’s father, has revealed that his son could leave Manchester City after only 2.5 years to “try out every league.”
While his son signed a five-year contract with Manchester City in the summer, the former Manchester City and Leeds Loughman indicated in the recently published documentary “Haaland – The Big Decision” on Viaplay that he believes his son would like to play football all over the continent.
Erling, I believe, is eager to put his skills to the test across all leagues. Thus, Haaland Sr. estimates that his son can play in each league for no more than three to four years.
After the Norwegian has had such a hot start to his time in Manchester, this news is sure to disappoint the home crowd.
The 22-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down after scoring 11 goals in seven Premier League outings. Premier League defenders may only have to deal with Haaland for another year or two.
Alfie Haaland went on, “He might have two and a half years in Germany, two and a half years in England, and then in Spain, Italy, and France, right?”
“We don’t know if it’ll be like that, but I think he’d like to try his ability in the big leagues,” they said.
As the most sought-after footballer in the world, Haaland had his pick of clubs this past summer, and this trend is unlikely to abate in the years to come.
Unfortunately for Manchester United, Haaland’s current neighbors, they may never get their hands on his services.
Old Trafford never came up in conversation when the former Dortmund player was discussing the teams he was considering this summer.
Alfie declared, “On our list, I think City is the best team.” The Munich [Bayern] team is ranked second. Both Real Madrid and PSG are in the top five.
We have a few other English clubs outside City that are quite good as well… Both Liverpool and Chelsea are English Premier League teams. Barcelona is another option. They’re in the same general row.
Even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United’s former manager and a fellow Norwegian, was frequently linked to Haaland, the fact that the Red Devils were never in the running to gain his services this summer is damning.