Chelsea’s pursuit of Erling Haaland is the most enticing transfer saga in the market right now.
German news outlets have stirred up talk of a €175m offer – one that they are dubbing as the “crazy bid” that can see Haaland move to the English capital and play in the Premier League.
In the middle of all the speculation, the man himself was recently seen to be representing a Premier League team – but not the one in blue as the Chelsea faithful worldwide would want him to.
In a snapshot doing the rounds online, the Borussia Dortmund striker can be seen signing autographs for fans during the pre-season camp held at Bad Ragaz in Switzerland.
But the detail that has drawn a lot of attention is the pair of shorts that he was donning.
Haaland was wearing Leeds United shorts, the Premier League giants of the yesteryears – a club with a rich history from a city where the striker was born.
Haaland is Leeds-born as a result of his father Alf-Inge Haaland plying his trade at Elland Road, and the choice of his attire says that even though the forward has been flattered by a lot of attention from the biggest clubs all over the world – he has not quite forgotten his roots.
While the photo brought a smile or two to every Leeds supporter who came across the clip, some hopeful Leeds United fans even hoped for the Whites to come in with a shocking bid for the young striker when his release clause of €75m gets activated next summer.
Regardless of his destination next summer, Haaland is due to become one of the best players in the world when he comes of age in time, but he will always be a Leeds boy.
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