Alfe Haaland has already clarified why Haaland won’t become Premier League’s top scorer

Alfe-Inge Haaland said that his son Erling might not stay in England long enough to become the player with the most goals in the history of the Premier League.

The Norwegian has had a great start at Manchester City since he moved there from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. He has already scored 14 goals in the Premier League, breaking the record for the fewest games (eight) it took to score three hat-tricks.

Erling Haaland has been playing so well that some people think he could even challenge Alan Shearer for the record for goals scored. Michael Owen, who used to be a striker for Newcastle United, doesn’t see any reason why the 22-year-old can’t reach the same level as the former player.

The former Liverpool and Manchester United player said on the Pitchside podcast: “I think that [Haaland can beat Shearer’s record] is true. If he’s doing well and the Premier League is still the best, I’d say that’s the case. It’s crazy, isn’t it? We’re already talking about Alan Shearer’s record, and he’s only been in the Premier League for a few weeks.”

Even so, Haaland’s dad, Alfe-Inge, has hinted that the striker might not stay at Man City long enough to come close to Shearer’s record. In the documentary “Haaland: The Big Decision,” he said that his son might only stay at the Etihad for a couple of seasons.

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“I think Erling wants to show how good he is in all leagues,” said Haaland senior. “Then he can stay at Manchester City for no more than three or four years.

“For example, he could spend two and a half years in Germany, two and a half years in England, and then two and a half years each in Spain, Italy, and France, right?”

Haaland signed a five-year contract when he first arrived at the Etihad Stadium after a big-money move from Dortmund. However, there are already rumors that clubs in other parts of Europe could try to steal the striker away from the reigning Premier League champions.

Real Madrid, one of the biggest teams in Spain, is said to be putting together a plan to bring the striker to the Santiago Bernabeu. It is thought that Los Blancos are planning to use a €200 million (£174 million) release clause in Haaland’s contract that will become active in 2024.

But Pep Guardiola’s team is trying to stop them, and it’s been said that City is “already working on a new deal” for Haaland after his great start at the Etihad Stadium.

In the meantime, the striker will try to keep up his incredible form when City’s Champions League group stage games against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night continue.

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