A number of Leeds United fans were impressed with Haaland’s most recent display, and the Whites should perhaps listen to the supporters.
It may not have been a game that received extensive coverage outside of Norway, but it did not escape the Leeds fans’ attention earlier this week when Erling Haaland scored four goals to inspire Molde to an incredible 4-0 win over league leaders Brann on Sunday.
Haaland is the son of former Whites midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland and the 17-year-old previously told Romsdals Budstikke that he is a fan of the Championship club and his long-term dream is to win the Premier League as a Leeds player.
And while Leeds have some way to go before they are anywhere near competing to replicate the title win of 1992, they can certainly put the wheels in motion towards realising Haaland’s dream by targeting a move for the striker at some stage in the future.
Leeds should certainly have a look at bringing the forward in, especially as Molde have just landed one of Leeds’ players on loan for the coming season.
According to the club’s official website, Cibicki has joined Molde on loan after an extremely difficult first season with the Whites where he was only able to make a handful of appearances and show only brief glimpses of his quality.
It may be too late to try and change the terms of this agreement, but Leeds should use the open lines of communication to suggest that Haaland heads to Elland Road if Cibicki’s loan works out and Molde wish to keep him permanently at any stage.
Haaland is only 17 – he was born in Leeds just weeks after David O’Leary’s men finished third in the Premier League – and yet, he is already playing first-team football and scoring goals. His record for Norway’s youth sides is also extremely impressive. There is potentially a serious talent there.
And given Haaland’s allegiances, Leeds would surely stand a fantastic chance of agreeing a deal if they did decide to make a move. And with Cibicki now getting a chance to prove himself at Molde, perhaps the Whites have an ace up their sleeve.