If someone tells you now “He has already scored 6 hat tricks this season”, won’t u confidently guess that we are talking about Messi, Ronaldo or Lewandowski? But it is not, and before you miss a lot from this wonder kid, let me introduce Erling Haaland to you.
He is a footballer from Norway who plays as a striker for Red Bull Salzburg. He started his football career four years ago when he joined the academy of his hometown club “Bryne FK”.
Haaland gained the world’s attention when he scored nine goals in a single match against Honduras in the 2019 Under 20 world cup. He continued his fine form when he become only the second teenager in Champions League history to score in each of his first three appearances in the competition, after Karim Benzema with 1 goal against Liverpool and 2 against Napoli.
This season, in the Champions League, he has already scored 7 goals in four matches in just 271 minutes. He became the first teenager to score in his first four Champions League games scoring 3 goals in his home and away match against Napoli and one goal at Anfield (Liverpool’s stadium), and a mouth-drooling hat trick against Genk.
In the Austrian Bundesliga in his 12 appearances, he has scored 15, assisting 6. In all competitions (23 caps), he has scored 26 goals, making him the club and league top scorer.
Haaland, whose father was also a footballer, netted his sixth hat-trick of the season against Wolfsberg in the Austrian Bundesliga. Because of his playing style, height , and goal scoring ability, he is being compared with the legendary Ibrahimovich. Currently, Manchester united have been linked with a move for the 19 years old as a result of his goal scoring exploits, netting 35 goals in all competitions. And it shouldn’t be a surprise as he is listed among the 20 young boys for the Golden boy award. Maybe if the deal goes right, the “man-child” (as he is usually called by his fans because of his height and size ) can become a Manchester united player in January.