There is something very special about this wonderkid leaving aside his magnificent numbers, his gameplay is pleasing to the eye. The Norway International was linked to a move to European giants Manchester United and Juventus, but he eventually signed for Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in the winter transfer window last year. At 20 years, he has got great confidence and he backs it up with his special performances on the football pitch.
Since joining the Bundesliga, he has broken numerous records. One being, scoring a hat-trick after coming in as a substitute in the 56th minute. He scored this in just a matter of 27 minutes after getting subbed on.
Haaland is extremely hardworking and a bold character on and off the pitch. He has the strength as well as the pace which makes him a deadly player up front. He has a formidable left-foot and he rarely misses chances and loves to score goals. Erling Haaland is a player of the rarest kind. In the age of false nines and shadow strikers, there are very few pure number nines. Although the teams have target men in their ranks, a number nine is way more than just that. Ex Leeds United and Manchester City utility man Alf-Ing has probably taught his son all the tricks of all the strikers he has ever faced in his career. Haaland is gifted with exceptional movement both on and off the ball. He has great close control on both his legs. Standing at 6’4″, he can command the aerial balls easily and therefore can function as a target for crosses with effortless ease. His long limbs give him a head start over most of the defenders around the world.
While physically, he was born to be a striker and his attitude is something that makes him stand out from other teenagers. Haaland can both attack the post from the front and also hang back for cut-backs during attacks. His ability to poach goals is unparalleled for a teenager while his second goal against PSG proved his ability to blast the nets from distance. Haaland also drops deep to help building attacks. All this with an innocent smile on his face.
All these traits show that he is more than just a wonder-kid going through the form of his life. He has all the qualities to become the best in the world. Right now, all we can do is to just sit back and take a trip to the Haa-land!