Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland has admitted that his son wants to play in the Premier League.
Haaland, who has been linked with some of Europe's leading clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona, has already scored 26 goals this season, including seven in the Champions League, where he leads the goalscoring charts.
Speaking to Sport Bild, as per ESPN FC, he said, "One day, Erling wants to play in the Premier League. I don't know when the timing will be ideal. We are ahead of our own career schedule, but it is a very tough league."
Sport Bild claim #Arsenal are just as interested in signing Erling Haaland as Manchester United are. It’s claimed the striker & his father Alf-Inge Haaland have personally visited the club. pic.twitter.com/Yf7CM7kvwZ— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) November 20, 2019
Initial reports have suggested that the 19-year-old could cost as much as €100 million. A sum like that could put off clubs interested in signing him, but United still seem keen on signing him, which potentially could happen as soon as January.
Alf-Inge has advised the Austrian club to not be too greedy, saying, "Red Bull [Salzburg] have shown in the past that they are a down-to-earth club. If they want to sign players in the future, they can't put any idiotic price tags on them. Nobody would want to join the club then."
Manchester United hold the upper hand in the chase for Erling Haaland's signature, principally also because he played under Red Devils' manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.