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Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland was a highly sought after player while he was with Austrian side RB Salzburg, and he ended up making the switch from Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund, where his hot streak of form has continued, with nine goals in eight league games.
In a Q&A with ESPN, the 19-year-old striker admitted that he’d have loved to play with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard when he was a player.
Asked who the one player he’d want to have played with that’s retired, he replied: “Frank Lampard.”
Lampard was a goalscoring midfielder in his playing days as he bagged an incredible 147 league goals during his time with the Blues and he also churned in assists consistently.
Chelsea fans were quick to tell Haaland to seal a deal to Stamford Bridge.
“Come to Chelsea and win the CL and the Ballon d’or,” said one.
While another joked: “HAALAND TO CHELSEA CONFIRMED!”
Meanwhile, Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, admitted back in March why his son opted for Dortmund ahead of other clubs was because they felt “the whole club wanted him”.
“You never know how it would go in other clubs. It may well have been good, too, if we had chosen a different route. We’ll never get an answer to that,” he said.
“But we are very happy with the clubs he has been in/
“You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach.
“I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or ten years and what direction they’ve taken.
“Because it’s dangerous to just sign for a coach, because he can suddenly be sacked.”