Leeds United fans react to Erling Haaland's Champions League heroics

Erling Braut Haaland  of Norway  during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Norway and Malta at Ullevaal Stadion on September 5, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.

Leeds United fans still dream of signing Erling Haaland.

Salzburg's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haland celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Salzburg v Genk in Salzburg, Austria, on September 17, 2019. (...

Erling Braut Haaland is a player Leeds United fans have been aware of for a couple of years now.

Haaland was born in Leeds and is the son of former Whites defender Alf Inge Haaland, who spent three years at the club.

Back in March 2018, we reported Leeds fans urging the club to sign him up.

That desire still exists, but after last night it looks harder than ever before.


Haaland left Molde for Red Bull Salzburg this year and the form he is in, is just incredible. There really aren't enough superlatives. In a sport full of hype, Haaland is deserving.

He was making his Champions League debut last night, against Genk, and he blew them away with a first half hat-trick, opening the scoring after just two minutes.

Salzburg's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haland (R) scores his the second goal as RC Genk's Danish defender Joakim Maehle runs during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match...

This was the fourth hat-trick he has scored this season. He has 11 goals in seven Bundesliga games, and scored an astounding nine goals in one game in a recent international youth game.

The 19-year-old looks the real deal.

Leeds fans hope that if the club win promotion, he can become a legitimate target.

There will be plenty of competition after last night. But after his comments to to Aftenposten in 2017 about one day wanting to win the Premier League title with Leeds, they have an edge nobody else does.

Here is a look at how fans reacted to his stunning display...

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