Erling Haaland could be on the move to the Premier League in the future and Leeds United have been mooted again.
There are plenty of transfer scenarios at Elland Road of players who came close to signing but didn’t, but none as big as Erling Haaland’s nearly move.
The Borussia Dortmund striker is someone who is likely wanted by most elite clubs in football with his outrageous goal scoring record impressive everyone.
It’s pretty common knowledge now that Haaland supports Leeds after his dad played for the club, while he wears club shorts at Dortmund’s training complex and makes current players aware of his affiliation.
Leeds did come close to signing the Norwegian in 2017/18, but you’d think the ship has sailed on their prospects of signing him.
It doesn’t stop the Leeds-born striker from talking about the club at every opportunity, though.
That’s the insight given to us by Watford striker Josh King, who has discussed his future on Ben Foster’s Cycling GK vlog, with his future potentially up in the air.
When asked about which Premier League team he could move to, he had this to say:
“I do know that he loves Leeds. I don’t know if that will happen, but we’ll see. I would love to see him in the Prem.”
It’s not happening.
As much as I would love to think Haaland would want to join Leeds, it would be such a backwards step in his career.
That’s if we could even stump up the cash to pay Dortmund’s demands for the player.
A move to England looks likely at some point, and there will be a few clubs who could justify having him in their squad.