Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland will feature in the EPL someday, according to ex Norway international, Jan Aage Fjortoft.
However, Jan believes the youngster is currently at the right club and he did the right thing by rejecting Manchester United, Juventus and other top clubs.
According to him, the people he has surrounded himself with have put his development first before anything else and this is great for the player.
He added that BvB is not a development club since they attract 81,000 fans every week and they are always in the Champions League.
His words, “Alfie Haaland (his father) always said we should think of the difference between a club wanting a player and needing a player,”
“What I like about Team Haaland is they have always taken the development of the player first. He is at the club he should be, where he can develop.
“Do I think he will play in England one day? Of course he will. He was born in England, but at this time Dortmund is the best place for him to be.”
“You always define big clubs, it is not like Dortmund is a development club,”
“They get [attendances of] 81,000 every week, they are in the Champions League – which some clubs aren’t at the moment – and they are used to developing players into great players.
“He can improve and he should improve, that is why he went to Salzburg not Juventus because they have a great way to educate young players.
“They could have gone to Manchester United this time or Juventus but he chose Dortmund. A 19-year-old waking up after a hat-trick on his debut, it is great to wake up in Dortmund, not a Manchester, not a Turin.
“It is good for the progress of his career.”
“I don’t think there is any chance you could imagine him doing that,”
“He is scoring more or less every chance he has got. He has just been brilliant and is one of the greatest prospects we have in football.
“Let’s not forget he is 19. I always compare a football career with education. You try to go to the best high school and then college. Now he is at the best college he could be.”
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