Arsenal invite Erling Haaland’s father to London Colney training ground – report
Erling Haaland's father visits Arsenal's training ground as the Gunner step up their interest in the teenager, according to a report
Arsenal have entered the race to sign Erling Haaland after the teenager’s father visited their London Colney training ground, according to a report in Germany.
German media outlet Sport Bild, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Alfe Inge Haaland went to visit Arsenal’s facilities this week ahead of the January transfer window.
The same article states that Arsenal are prepared to rival Manchester United’s interest after the 19-year-old father made a trip to Carrington earlier this week.
According to the same story, Alfe Inge is advising his son to move to a Bundesliga team before the prolific striker completes a switch to the Premier League or La Liga.
The report goes on to add that Arsenal and Manchester United will face competition for La Liga’s Real Madrid, Serie A’s Juventus and German club Bayern Munich.
The article suggests Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s previous experience of working with Haaland could give Manchester United the edge over Arsenal in the race to sign the striker.
Haaland has made a prolific start to the season after a return of 15 goals in 12 games in the Austrian top flight.
The teenager has also netted seven times in four Champions League fixtures this term.
Arsenal signed six players in the summer transfer window but the Gunners have still struggled to piece together a sustained top-four challenge this term.