Teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland has opened the door to a move to the Premier League – and praised Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The RB Salzburg striker bagged an impressive hat-trick in his side’s Champions League clash with Genk earlier this month, becoming the third youngest player ever to net a treble in the competition.
His performances have made him one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with 50 scouts reportedly in attendance to see his Genk display.
Haaland worked under the United boss previously, after Solskjaer handed him his debut during their time together at Molde.
And the youngsters recent comments could suggest he’s open to reuniting with his former manager at Old Trafford.
Haaland told TV2: “He has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer.
“He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot.”
Before then adding: “I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English football.”
The 19-year-old was born in Leeds, when father Alfe-Inge was playing as a midfielder for the Elland Road club.
Alfe-Inge said: “I think most players dream of being in the Premier League at one time or another.
“It’s the league that gets the most attention around, and it has very good quality teams. There is no doubt the Premier League is attractive to him.”
One drawback which could scupper the deal however is Haaland’s association with agent Mino Raiola.
The super agent is currently at loggerheads with the United hierarchy over Paul Pogba’s future, with Raiola keen to move the Frenchman on.
But following United’s refusal to allow the midfielder to leave, Raiola may choose not to entertain any approach from the club, and advise Haaland to look elsewhere.
That may suit the youngster, who did admit there is one other English club he would love to play for.
“I want to be the best,” Haaland said. “The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds – and to be a better player than dad.”