What Made Erling Braut Haaland Such A Star In Modern Football?

Erling Braut Håland, a Norwegian teenager is fast approaching stardom while still in his teens. While people continue their focus on already established stars such as Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo, those who are supporting Håland now could brag about being the original fans of the upcoming megastar in the future.

Håland is slowly but surely becomming one of the most desired strikers in the European football scene, and it’s not hard to see why. The fact that he’s so high in demand at the age of 19 speaks volumes of what he can possibly be in his prime.
Everything about Håland’s popularity and demand revolves around his performance so far. Being a striker should already be hint enough to understand what type of reputation this Norwegian has established for himself.
While playing for Red Bull Salzburg his first three appearances managed to gain him respect among the best of the best in the industry and be included in the list of legends such as Benzema.
In his first three matches in the Premier League, Håland managed to score as many as six times, with a hat-trick included. However, over the course of 13 appearances in the season, Håland has managed to score as many as four hat-tricks.

The influence of the Håland family on Norwegian football

Erling Braut Håland may be a familiar name for older Manchester City and Leeds fans as his father, Alf-Inge Haaland was a very popular player in these clubs back in the day.
The Håland family has had a tremendous influence on the Norwegian football scene. Inspiring young Norwegians to try their luck in the sport and pretty much forcing local fans to go to live matches and watching their games live on Television.
Factor in the popularity of betting in Nordic countries and you get a full-packaged movement around the Håland family name. Norwegian bookmakers were more than ecstatic about Erling in particular, as seeing custom betting options, as well as bonus betting offersfor the teenager, is quite common in the Nordics.
Almost always living up to the hype has earned Erling quite the reputation among punters as well.

A Viking’s respect

All of this praise and success has earned Håland the respect of a fellow Viking in a high place.
Talks about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offering Håland a spot with The Red Devils have been going on ever since the teenager’s first hat-trick.
In fact, Håland already has experience of being under Solskjaer’s guidance in his early football career. However, due to various reasons, the teenager moved to Salzburg, which truly kickstarted his career.
Håland keeps on being compared to living football legends such as Messi, Ronaldo, and Raul, but there are still some records he has to break. However, if he keeps up his performance exactly the way he got his reputation, it’s likely that the next bronze statue of a football player will appear in Oslo instead of Paris. Hopefully this time it will be a much better design.
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