Arsene Wenger heaps praise on ‘super talent’ Erling Haaland

Arsene Wenger believes that Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is well on the way to becoming one of the world’s best goalscorers.

Erling Haaland has been scoring goals for fun since making the move to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020. The Norwegian international has found the back of the net 63 times in just 64 appearances across all competitions for the Black and Yellows. He was also voted as the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season last week. And his performances have caught the eye of legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

In an interview with BILD Live, Wenger spoke about Haaland and praised his ambition and will to score goals.

“Haaland is likely going to be the next high-profile goalscorer after Mbappe. I think he’s a super talent. His ambition, his will to score goals, his ability to fight in a duel – great. Haaland is probably the next high-profile goal scorer after Mbappe. He is there and he wants to win, there is something in him that is great for a striker.”

Wenger also had his say on where Haaland could move when he decides to leave Borussia Dortmund. Haaland’s future has been the subject of a lot of speculation in recent months, with a number of top clubs across Europe interested in signing him.

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Paris St. Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool are all said to be in the race to sign Haaland. And Wenger believes that the striker will make the move to the English Premier League before long, because of the league’s high economic power.

“I think that will happen. The economic power of the Premier League is too strong. English football is dominant because that is where the most money is. The best players always go down the best path, to the most money.”

Haaland still has three years left on his Borussia Dortmund contract. He has said on numerous occasions that he is very happy at the club. Although his contract reportedly contains a release clause which will into effect next summer. And multiple clubs are expected to be in the race for his signature then.