Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmun

Haalands father responds to transfer rumours: ‘He wants to win trophies’

Erling Haaland certainly is one of the hottest young strikers in the world of football at the moment. The Norwegian forward has scored 27 goals in 29 games for Borussia Dortmund since joining them in January of this year. The youngster even has a better conversion rate than Robert Lewandowski, though the Bayern Munich forward has scored five more goals in the same amount of games.

Nevertheless, the 20-year-old is considered as one of the biggest attacking talents in the world and it is expected that he will soon join one of the elite clubs in Europe. His father and former Leeds United star Alf Inge Haaland insists that a transfer is not on his son’s mind at the moment and that he only wants to develop as a player and Dortmund, while winning some silverware along the way.

“When you play well, it’s only logical that big clubs knock on your door, but we’re talking about speculation here,” he told SPORT1.¬†“At the moment it’s not in Erling’s or my head that another club will be vying for him. We signed a long contract with Dortmund and they have a fantastic team for Erling right now. We don’t want to look any further ahead.”

“You never know what will happen. We haven’t talked about such a step yet. I think he would like to win some trophies with Dortmund. That is his goal. Erling can still achieve a lot in Germany and make great progress. Moving abroad is not a priority for us. I sometimes think he wants to and can assert himself in any league. At the moment, he is happy in the Bundesliga and focused on Dortmund. He just wants to be a better player and doesn’t look too far ahead.”

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