Chelsea is pushing a move to sign Erling Braut Haaland this summer. As every one knows, He has established himself as one of the most promising strikers in Europe. His remarkable form since his €20m transfer from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund has even furthered his reputation as the 6ft 4ins striker who made his senior debut aged 15 and was given the nickname ‘Manchild’. Chelsea is seriously aiming to land this football sensation. Roman believes in his attributes and it is believed that he is ready to break the bank to land him.
Haaland’s personal favourites include Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Frank Lampard. it is little surprise that Haaland is regularly credited with being among Europe’s finest strikers. “I had many role models and looked up to many football players, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the greatest of them all,” he said “The way he got so good, the way he plays – besides, he’s Scandinavian, so he has to be followed by another one.”
PROFILE OF THE PLAYER
- spatial awareness : high
- aerial ability : Promising
- preferred role : Central attacker
Role at Borussia Dortmund
Where at Salzburg and under their head coach Jesse Marsch, Haaland featured in a 4-4-2. At Dortmund, he largely operates as the central attacker in the 3-4-3 favoured by Lucien Favre. Their front three most commonly adopt narrow positions to encourage their wing-backs to advance. this helped to increase the numbers available in central positions, offering not only combinations in those positions, but two-on-ones out wide and in the half-spaces.
Dortmund’s goals are created mostly in those half-spaces ; when they are in those positions, Haaland poses his greatest threat. When possession is advanced into those positions and is complemented by a wide attacker or wing-back making a penetrative run, the striker capitalises on. and poses of his opposing defenders to escape his marker and get into position to finish.
Chance of getting haaland : 6.5/10