Whether Dortmund star man Erling Haaland does move next month to rumoured City, for now he’s very much a Borussia striker, and as things stand, Rangers will face the Norwegian prodigy in February.
But just how good actually is the ex-Salzburg hitman?
His career numbers border on ludicrous. Ok, they don’t border on it, they ARE ludicrous.
The only player of the modern era to compare age for age in terms of what Haaland has achieved at 21 is Lionel Messi, and even then, the Argentinian falls well short.
At this point, Haaland has 23 goals and 4 assists in 20 CL appearances. By the same age Messi had 2 goals and 2 assists in 12 outings. Alright, but not on the same planet as goal machine Haaland.
Took till Messi was 24 to start attaining the numbers level Haaland is.
League wise? 7 goals, 2 assists in 25 league appearances for the Argentinian. Haaland? 51 goals in 55 outings, and 22 assists. And that’s ONLY with Dortmund. In Austria? 16 goals, 11 assists in 14 appearances.
We’ve looked at Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Mbappe and they all fall short too. All world class and some of the best in history, and yet the Norwegian soars way ahead in the stats.
What are we saying?
In simple terms, Connor Goldson will have a tough night…