Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland nets FIFTH hat-trick of season at weekend

Erling Braut Haaland’s phenomenal run of form is showing no signs of slowing.

The Norwegian marksman notched up his FIFTH hat-trick of the season for Red Bull Salzburg at the weekend.

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Haaland has been sensational this season
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The teenager scored all three goals as the Autrian Bundesliga pace-setters beat Wolfsberger 3-0 to claim their 12th win in 14 league matches this campaign.

The striker, who is the son of former Leeds and Manchetser City playmaker Alf-Inge Haaland, has now scored 27 goals in 18 club appearances this season.

His goalscoring record has put him amongst some esteemed company in the hunt for Europe’s Golden Shoe prize, according to Bleacher Report.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski leads the standings following his brace against Borussia Dortmund, but Haaland now finds himself in fifth position.

Unsurprisingly, his form means he is now being watched by nearly every top European team, with the likes of Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all said to be keen on the 19-year-old..

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Haaland is reportedly being watched by Manchester United scouts
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Haaland joined Salzburg earlier this year from Molde, the club he signed for in 2017 while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was their manager.

However a switch to England has long been mooted due to Haaland being born on these shores while his father played for Leeds.

His father recently revealed his son actually follows THREE English clubs – the three he represented during the 1990s and 2000s.

Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Alf-Inge said: “He was a Leeds fan and a City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan – he followed me obviously, but that is what you do in your youth.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached Erling Braut Haaland at Molde
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“It is different being a supporter and having a job.

“But he was born in Leeds.

“At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It is a very tough league.

“Up to now he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.

“He is at Red Bull, a fantastic club playing Champions League so in a way he is in no hurry.

“Red Bull have shown from the past that they are a ‘middle step’ club, and if they are going to recruit players in the future they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players because nobody would want to go there.”

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