The Norwegian striker joined Borussia Dortmund from the winter transfer window, but has indicated that he would like to experience different countries.
Erling Haaland has provided hope to Manchester United and Real Madrid by hinting that he would like to emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic by experiencing life in several diverse countries.
The exciting teenaged frontman has already spent time in his native Norway with Molde and Austria with Red Bull Salzburg.
He’s currently starring for giants Borussia Dortmund, having completed a switch to the Bundesliga during the January transfer window.
Haaland is tied into some long-term contract, but talk of future switches to England or Spain refuse to go away and the 19-year-old admits he might be tempted to follow the lead of legendary world trekker Ibrahimovic — who’s spent time with Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, LA Galaxy and AC Milan.
“I enjoy his mindset and the way he sees different things,” Haaland informed FourFourTwo of a legendary Swede.
“I believe I have always had that confidence, too — that is just me.
“I also like how he moves from one club to another, in a different country — that is not easy — but he always comes in and just participates in goals, from the very first second. I enjoyed seeing that.
“We are both strikers and we are both tall. But we’ve got a different game. It’s tough to compare us. I’m who I am.”
Pressed on the interest that has been demonstrated in him from Old Trafford and Santiago Bernabeu, Haaland added: “It is always nice when clubs are interested. It means you have done something right.”
A move to Manchester over the winter could have observed Haaland reunited with fellow countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – the guy currently calling the shots in the Theatre of Dreams.
“I came at Molde as a young kid, and he helped me a lot,” Haaland said of the Red Devils boss.
“He was a fantastic finisher and assisted me with striking abilities and different finishing methods. He has been important in my career.”
Those words of wisdom have helped to turn Haaland into one of the deadliest strikers in European soccer, with 12 goals for Dortmund added to the 28 he was able for Salzburg this year.
“I have been doing this my entire life,” said the confident youngster.
“It is exactly what I wanted to do when I was older. It is what I do. I knew I would be a fantastic player, but things have been going fast. I enjoy that speed!”