In an interview with TalkSport, former Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge Håland and father of Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut, has confirmed his sons allegiance with Manchester City following his time at Maine Road.
Alf-Inge Håland played for the blues between 2000 and 2002, racking up 47 appearances across the two campaigns. The continuation of the family name is set to be maintained for many years to come, with the rapid rise of 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Braut Håland.
It’s fair to say the young striker is in relatively high demand, following his remarkable goal return so far this campaign – 23 goals in just 17 appearances for the club. Manchester City are one of the clubs strongly linked with a move, as a result of the family connection with the north-west as well as the imminent departure of club legend Sergio Aguero.
On Wednesday morning, the former Manchester City man spoke on TalkSport on the topic of his son’s support of clubs, as well as his desire to ‘one day‘ play in the Premier League.
Håland said: “He was a Leeds fan and a [Manchester] City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan – he followed me obviously, but that is what you do in your youth.”
“But he was born in Leeds. At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It is a very tough league.”
Erling’s father was quick to suggest however, that his son is in no rush to make a move to England, however believes he is ‘built for the league‘. He continued:
“Up to now he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know. He is at Red Bull, a fantastic club playing Champions League so in a way he is in no hurry.”
On Wednesday, further fuel was added to the transfer rumour mill fire, with Manchester City among three confirmed clubs to have monitored the performance of the teenage striking sensation in Salzburg’s 1-1 draw with Napoli in Italy – a game in which he, inevitably, scored in.
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