Jan Age Fjortoft feels that a fellow countryman has found the ideal club for his development, with Manchester United and Real Madrid having to wait.
Erling Haaland won’t be departing Borussia Dortmund this summer, says fellow Norwegian Jan Age Fjortoft, with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid cautioned they will have to be patient in any pursuit of their teenage sensation.
At 19 years old, the Norway international has become one of the most talked-about abilities on Earth.
His attempts in the group stage of the 2019-20 Champions League whilst on the novels of Red Bull Salzburg saw his stock rise considerably — together with interest in snapping up his perspective.
A record-setting beginning has since been made into a spell in Dortmund, together with the Bundesliga giants having won the race for a far sought-after signature.
It’s already being suggested that another move could be on the cards for Haaland, with big-spending sides in the Premier League and La Liga ready to invest heavily in his gift.
Fjortoft, though, can’t see Haaland heading the exact same way as present Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, using a hot prospect conscious he has found the ideal surroundings for his ongoing improvement.
The ex-Norway striker told talkSPORT: “This is a club which offered Dembele to Barcelona for $100m, but I can not see that happening [with Haaland].
“I don’t have all the contract information, he’s got a clause of $75m but I do not think that is going to be in the first year, so there will not be a possibility of that.
“I think it will be wise for him [to remain ]. He’s 19 and I am glad Erling Haaland now wakes up in Dortmund.
“It’s far better to wake up in Dortmund than in Manchester, Liverpool, Torino, Barcelona or Madrid if you are a 19-year-old shooting star.
“What I enjoy about Team Haaland, the son of a former Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City participant, is the key for them is growth and everything else is a result of that.
“All his career he’s been developing. From playing for his home town club and then to the best developer of talent in Norway, Molde. He then moved to Salzburg, he might have gone into a big club [he might have united Juventus] and he could have this time also, but he is at Dortmund.
“Dortmund is not a little team, by the way, but they are famous for developing players to another level. He has always done that and it was just enormous what he did against PSG.
“He is always looking to improve himself and I can see in his match there are things he can do better. He is 6ft 4in and he can win more headers, he can keep the ball Dortmund can take advantage of his fantastic method of creating space for himself.
“I am surprised he has scored so many goals, but I am not surprised that he has taken another level.
“Can he become the finest Norwegian player ever? He certainly has the potential.
“He is just getting better and better. We are amazed that he has developed so fast.”
Haaland, who bagged a brace against Paris Saint-Germain on his latest appearance, has netted 11 times in seven states for his new team and is up to 39 goals for the season as a whole.