There is a generation of Leeds fans who probably didn’t know the name Alf Inge Haaland.
Alf was a former defender with Leeds back in the late 1990s but became more famous nationwide for his feud with Roy Keane after he moved to Manchester City.
However, after last night I’m pretty sure the younger generation of Whites are going to know exactly who he is, and it’s not because of something he did, but rather something his son did.
Erling Braut Haaland scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut last night against Belgian side Genk and it certainly got a lot of Leeds fans talking, and even hoping that he might someday follow in his father’s footsteps.
Eling Haaland what talent #lufc
— Lee Deverell (@LeeDeverell1989) September 17, 2019
Erling Haaland … scouted by Leeds, Leeds Fan, dream club – Leeds , didn’t sign
Signs for RB Salzburg 9 games 15 goals
Leeds that #lufc
— Ty™️ (@NOHSPUT) September 17, 2019
Remember when we were linked with Haaland. Some player. #lufc
— Daniel Gathercole (@gather100) September 17, 2019
Haaland might be a bit good I reckon… hattrick again tonight #lufc
— Sam (@Snadd23) September 17, 2019
If we go up and don’t try sign Haaland we’re failing. Looks a right player. #lufc
— Si_Turismo (@Si_Marishka) September 17, 2019
Haaland needs to come home
— Armo☀️???? (@Jordan_Armo) September 17, 2019
Good to see a born & bred Leeds lad doing well
— John Slicer (@JohnSlice80) September 17, 2019
Erling haaland going to be some player! #LUFC
— Scott Titmarsh (@Scotttitmarsh) September 17, 2019
Now after that performance, his value is only going to skyrocket and if he keeps it up, he’ll most likely be out of reach for Leeds United in terms of his price range. However if Leeds get promoted and get their hands on some of that Premier League money, then who knows, we might just be able to afford him then. I wonder if Adam Forshaw would be willing to hand over his dad’s old number four shirt?