Erling Haaland's father on Cristiano Ronaldo being his son's role model
Erling Haaland's father on Cristiano Ronaldo being his son's role model
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Erling Haaland's father on Cristiano Ronaldo being his son's role model

​Erling Haaland has been making waves this season with the Norwegian youngster putting on impressive performances for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga as well as in the UEFA Champions League.

Haaland has been attracting plentiful interest from top clubs in Europe; in particular Juventus and Manchester United

Juventus, according to Calciomercato tried to sign the striker during the January transfer but were beaten by Salzburg who handed the former Molde player a contract he couldn't refuse.

Haaland has previously expressed his desire to play for a bigger but believes that he needs to remain consistent and grow in his game with Salzburg before considering any move. 

Speaking on his son to ESPN, Haaland's father, former Leeds United player Alf-Inge Haaland, said the following:

"Today Erling is following the way in which Ronaldo plays because he has seen in what shape he has reached at 34, still at the top of his performance.

"Cristiano shows his value to do the right things. My son was very struck by the anecdote told by Evra when he went to Cristiano's house at the time of Manchester and at lunch, they only ate fish and nothing else." 

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