Erling Haaland wanted to win Premier League title with Leeds growing up
Manchester City have agreed a 'deal in principle' to bring Erling Haaland over to the Premier League in the summer – but the star once said he wanted to win the title with Leeds United.
The Norwegian talisman is one of the world's hottest talents, and one of the most deadly strikers in European football. And from a young age, Haaland set out to claim a Premier League triumph as one of his main goals.
Pep Guardiola's side seemed the obvious choice, given his history with the club, their standing in world football and his dad having played for them. However, Haaland revealed as a youngster at Molde, he had hoped to top England's top tier with a different team come May.
Shortly after making his debut for Molde, Haaland had an interview about his future with Norwegian outlet Aftenposten.
He said: "I want to be the best possible. The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds. In addition, the goal is to become a better player than Dad was. I hope to be able to get more international matches than he did."
Haaland was born in Leeds – where his dad, Alf-Inge Haaland, was playing football.
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Current Leeds boss Jesse Marsch admitted, after the announcement Haaland was moving to City, he wished the Norwegian was 'coming home'.
Marsch said: "I wish he was coming back home here to Leeds. This is his hometown and birthplace but I understand the decision for him to go to Manchester City. He is destined to be one of the best players in the world. It's his quality but also his talent."
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