Haaland’s father says he may remain at Manchester City for 15 years
Alf Inge Haaland, Erling Braut Haaland’s father, has said that his son might work for Manchester City for “15 years.”
The 22-year-old striker made a spectacular start to life at the Etihad Stadium after his £51 million summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund. He adapted swiftly to Pep Guardiola’s system and scored 23 goals in only 18 games in all competitions.
The Norwegian forward has scored 18 goals in 13 Premier League games and five times in just four Champions League games for the Citizens.
Haaland has only been at the Etihad for six months, but speculation about his next destination has already begun, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both interested.
Alf Inge Haaland, Haaland’s father, suggested in October that his son could spend up to four years with Man City because the striker wants to “test his capabilities” in different leagues.
“Erling, I believe, wants to put his abilities to the test in every league. Then he can stay in each league for a maximum of three to four years “According to The Times, Alf Inge told reporters.
Haaland’s father told France Football, via DAZN, “Erling could stay at City for 15 years because he is content and we are dealing with a massive club. However, I think he wants to show that he can win in any of the major leagues.”
“He had been in Germany for two and a half years and could do something similar in the future. Staying in the Premier League for three years and then moving to Italy, Spain, or France is possible because Erling can be a winner in any team.”
Should Haaland decide to leave Manchester City, his agent Rafaela Pimenta believes that his value, image, and value to sponsors could propel him to become the world’s first £1 billion footballer.
When asked about Haaland’s overall worth in an interview with Sky Sports Italia, Pimenta confidently replied, “One billion.” That’s what I believe because the sum of his football, image, and sponsor value is unquestionably one billion dollars.
“And if you compare Erling with [Kylian] Mbappe to get a sense of the market, I believe Erling will be the first player to achieve a transfer worth around one billion dollars.”
After Norway failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Haaland has been one of the standout names watching from home, but the striker is set to return to action on December 22 when Man City faces Liverpool in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.