Haaland bluntly shuts down transfer talk after being questioned over future

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has said he is “not concerned” about speculation over his future, with reports linking him with a move away from the club this summer.

The 20-year-old has reportedly attracted interest from the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window.

Earlier in March, Pep Guardiola’s City were listed as the favourites to land Haaland, according to Oddschanger.

Haaland has scored 21 Bundesliga goals this season. He recently became the fastest ever player to record 20 Champions League goals.

The rumour mill has gone into overdrive in regards to his future in recent months.

When asked about the speculation whilst on international duty with Norway, he replied (via Manchester Evening News): “I still have a three-year contract [with Dortmund], I’m not concerned about that.”

Haaland receives praise from Henry and plays down Ronaldo/Messi comparisons

Haaland has recently received strong praise from Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Henry said: “He doesn’t care about anything other than the goal.

“Other players will go on the wing. He wants to stay into the frame of the net, between the posts. He knows he’s lethal there.

“He’s so powerful, by the way. You look at him and you’re like ‘Oh, trouble’. The way he finishes is just ridiculous.

“The ability that he has – he believes so much in himself.

“I like that. There is a bit of cockiness about him, if I can use that word.”

Haaland has also recently been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

But he told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet (quotes via Football Italia) that he needs “a lot” to match them.

Norway are in action on Wednesday when they travel to Gibraltar for a World Cup qualifier at Victoria Stadium.

They then host Turkey, before making the trip to Montenegro to conclude their March international schedule.

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