Jens Lehmann believes Erling Haaland ought to proceed to snub curiosity from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to stay with Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old striker signed for the German facet in January 2020 and has established himself as one of the feared finishers in Europe.
Having plundered objectives for enjoyable with RB Salzburg, it grew to become apparent the Norway worldwide was destined for greater issues and his transfer to Sign Iduna Park got here on the expense of United.
Former Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to carry his protégé to Outdated Trafford, however was pressured to as a substitute signal Odion Ighalo as a short-term placing resolution.
Haaland has scored 17 objectives in 18 Bundesliga appearances this season, has 18 objectives in 13 Champions League appearances and received the 2020 Golden Boy award for his excellent kind.
Though the Pink Devils have since been joined by Premier League rivals Chelsea within the hunt for the 6ft 4ins striker’s signature, Lehmann believes staying in Dortmund could possibly be greatest for his growth.
“Initially, Borussia is a giant membership already,” he instructed talkSPORT.com, the previous Dortmund and Arsenal goalkeeper instructed talkSPORT.com, in an unique interview. “There are most likely some greater golf equipment.
“However, for him as nicely, he didn’t expertise the good ambiance at a full stadium. He needs to win one thing, however he’s nonetheless 20 so come on, he can win issues in later years.
“For him, I believe it’s a totally different state of affairs in comparison with [Jadon] Sancho or [Jude] Bellingham as a result of he’s considered one of a form.
“I’ve by no means seen such a striker in my time or wherever, he isn’t comparable. He’s so massive, he’s technically fairly good and he’s so quick.
“So he has a bodily presence which is unprecedented, however I hope that he’s staying as a result of he is likely one of the points of interest of the Bundesliga already.”
Studies in German publication BILD counsel Haaland doesn’t take into account Chelsea a sufficiently big step up, along with his reported £65million launch clause coming into impact on June 2022.
When his price ticket drops, it’s probably a few of the largest golf equipment might be preventing over the Leeds-born sensation.
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