By Jack Groom
The son of ex-Leeds United man Alf-Inge Haaland has declared his wish to win the Premier League for the Whites.
Erling Haaland is a striker on the books of Norwegian side Molde, with the youngster recently penning a new three-year deal at the club despite reported interest from sides including Hoffenheim and FC Copenhagen.
His form for the youth teams at the Aker Stadion led to his debut for the first team recently, however his prolific form in front of goal has also alerted teams across the continent.
), Haaland Junior has confessed his desire to go further than his father did within football, and hopes to enjoy plenty of success within the game – and in particular, to do so in West Yorkshire.
“I want to be the best possible – the dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds,” he told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
“In addition, the goal is to become a better player than my dad was. I hope to get more caps than he did.”
Haaland senior has obviously waxed lyrical of his time at Elland Road, and it is likely to be this which has inspired the young forward to hold the dream that he does.
With his dad perhaps best known for being on the wrong end of a vicious tackle from Roy Keane, it is an ex-teammate of the man who committed that awful foul who is currently tasked with guiding the career of the attacker.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is manager of Molde, and Erling Haaland has credited the legendary Norwegian with being a major factor in his decision to join the club from Bryne in the summer.