Erling Haaland’s choice of shorts has caught the eye.
Erling Haaland has been spotted wearing Leeds United shorts while signing autographs for fans from his car.
Pictures of the Borussia Dortmund striker in the Elland Road club’s gear have been shared widely as speculation over his future mounts up.
Standard video of Haaland signing autographs from his car… oh wait. What shorts are those? He’s Leeds isn’t he… pic.twitter.com/g8FtWBBXPd
— Alex Chaffer (@AlexChaffer) July 29, 2021
Erling Haaland has form for this.
You have to look pretty closely but through the window, the blue, white and yellow crest that Leeds fans hold so dear can clearly be spotted. They probably shouldn’t get too excited though, as Haaland is merely donning the shorts of the club he has always claimed to support.
The Norwegian was born in the city in 2000, while his father Alf-Inge was playing for the club and Erling has previously said that “the dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.”
Haaland is well aware of the transfer interest in him, with numerous big clubs around Europe eyeing up his signature. While wearing Leeds gear might have been completely innocent, you suspect that the 21-year-old was having a bit of fun, particularly because he has form for this kind of thing.
Back in 2019, he posted a number of pictures to his social media which depicted him signing the shirts of various clubs at an event in Norway.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 17, 2019
A meteoric rise to fame.
Haaland has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his debut for Norwegian side FK Molde in 2017. He scored 20 goals in 50 senior appearances for the club, which was enough to seal a move to Red Bull Salzburg in January 2019.
It was in Austria that Haaland really made his name, hitting 29 goals in just 27 games, including a strike against Liverpool in a 4-3 Champions League defeat at Anfield.
Dortmund were the next to come calling, signing Haaland in December 2019 for a fee in the region of €20m.
The Bundesliga club are in line to make a huge profit on that layout, with 59 goals in 57 games alerting the biggest clubs in Europe to a 21-year-old talent that looks like he’s only going to improve.