Erling Haaland has offered hope to Manchester United and Real Madrid by means of hinting that he would like to emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the aid of experiencing life in many specific countries.
The thrilling teenage frontman has already spent time in his native Norway with Molde and Austria with Red Bull Salzburg.
He is now starring for German giants Borussia Dortmund , having done a switch to the Bundesliga all through the January transfer window .
Haaland is tied to a long-term contract , however speak of future switches to England or Spain refuse to go away and the 19-year-old admits that he may additionally be tempted to follow the lead of iconic globe trekker Ibrahimovic – who has spent time with Malmo, Ajax , Juventus, Inter , Barcelona , Paris Saint-Germain , Manchester United, LA Galaxy and AC Milan.
“I like his mentality and how he sees different things,” Haaland told FourFourTwo of a legendary Swede.
“I think I’ve always had that confidence, too – that’s just me.
“I additionally like how he moves from one club to another, in every other country – which isn’t convenient – however he usually comes in and simply bangs in goals, from the first second. I liked seeing that.
“We’re both strikers and we’re each tall. But we have a one of a kind game. It’s hard to compare us. I am who I am.”
Pressed on the interest which has been shown in him from Old Trafford and Santiago Bernabeu, Haaland added: “It’s usually best when clubs are interested. It means you’ve achieved something right.”
A move to Manchester over the winter would have seen Haaland reunited with fellow countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – the man presently calling the shots at the Theatre of Dreams.
“I arrived at Molde as a younger kid, and he helped me a lot,” Haaland stated of the Red Devils boss.
“He was a good finisher, and helped me with striking skills and special finishing methods. He’s been important in my career.”
Those phrases of wisdom have helped to turn Haaland into one of the most fearsome strikers in European football, with 12 goals for Dortmund added to the 28 he managed for Salzburg this season.
“I’ve been doing this my whole life,” stated the assured youngster.
“It’s what I wanted to do when I was older.
It’s what I do. I always knew I’d be a good player, however things have been going fast. I like that speed!”