Mo Salah, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Bukayo Saka, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling.
Seems like a random list doesn’t it? Turns out, it is not.
All the above footballers have been featured on the cover of the famous American men’s magazine, GQ.
The publication is known for focusing on fashion and style for men via articles on sports, travel, music, technology and various other dimensions.
While the above list is by no means exhaustive, it is enough to give us an idea of the calibre of players that have featured on the cover.
And joining them for the February edition of British GQ is the sensational Erling Haaland.
The 22-year-old has been in stupendous form this season, scoring 21 goals already as the league reaches the halfway point.
Transferred from Borrusia Dortmund this summer, the now-Manchester City striker is on his way to breaking the record for the highest number of goals in the PL by a single player, which currently sits with Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, 34 goals each.
The various adjectives and words used to describe him, as the article itself mentions, have been “monster”, “force of nature”, “freak”, “scary” and “not human”, all of these by managers and players, current and former.
The Norwegian mentions that his game is almost identical to when he was 13 and playing in his hometown. “The same runs”, he mentions. Must be the genes then, because it is not as much the number of goals he is scoring, but the manner and the ease with which he is getting them is scary.
Looking immaculate in the various outfits he wore, he goes on to add, “I think it’s a lot in your head, you know – to be focused, to be ready, to be relaxed in your head. I think that’s one of the most important things for a footballer”.
Talking about the outfits, let’s take a look at each one.
The first outfit saw the striker wear all whites.
Paired with an off-white Fendi jacket worth £3,800, is a Shaker Stitch Polo Aime Leon Dore Jumper costing £325.
Haaland also donned a simple Fendi’s Classic white cotton shirt (£1150) along with a ring from Bleue Burnham (£450). A rope necklace from All Blues (£190) completed the look.
This chic monochrome outfit saw the striker wear a relaxed fit wool and cotton shirt and trousers (£1940) as well as cushion mules (£770) from Bottega Veneta along with socks from Falke (£13)
A close-up of the open-hair Norwegian with a Bleue Burnham Bracelet (£1,750). The look was completed with the ERL sweater by Dior (£2,500).
Safe to say, Haaland is not just slaying on the pitch, but off it as well.
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