Erling Haaland continues to be linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund this summer, but Manchester United fans might not be impressed with his latest choice of shorts
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Erling Haaland was spotted wearing Leeds shorts while leaving training for Borussia Dortmund amid rumours of a transfer to Manchester United.
Norwegian striker Haaland is one of the most wanted players on the planet after his lethal form since joining Dortmund.
The 21-year-old scored 41 goals in all competitions last season in exactly the same amount of games.
That has led to Haaland being linked with some of the biggest clubs in the world, including United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
It is looking increasingly likely that he will stay at Dortmund for another season.
But a move to the Premier League could well be on the cards, especially after his allegiances to one English club were spotted once again.
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Having been born in the city to former Leeds ace Alf-Inge Haaland, it appears that the Yorkshire club still have a fond place in the Norway international’s heart.
A TikTok seen by many on social media appeared to show Haaland wearing Leeds shorts as he left Dortmund training this week.
While driving in his Audi, he stopped for selfies and autographs, which is when a Leeds badge on his leg was first noticed through the window.
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In fairness to Haaland, he has made no secret of his fondness for his hometown team.
He said in 2017 as a 16-year-old: “I want to be the best possible.
“The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.”
Meanwhile, current Leeds player Stuart Dallas revealed that he had a private conversation with Haaland about his support for the Elland Road side after a Nations League match last year.
Speaking on the Super 6 podcast, Dallas recalled: “And then after the game, I went to shake hands with him and he just said to me, ‘Can I swap shirts?’. And I sort, I think if you watch the clip, I sort of like smile and carry on.
“And then he’s like shouted at me and I’ve come back. And he was like, ‘Yeah we’ll do it’. And he’s just swapped shirts and then like just whispered into my ear, like just come close to me and was just like, ‘Marching on together!’
“And he’s like, ‘I follow Leeds’ and that was it really. Looking back now I’ve been smiling and laughing on camera when we’ve been hammered 5-1. Probably wasn’t the smartest of things!”
There is another month for Haaland to resolve his transfer situation.
But with Dortmund kicking off their season next weekend with the first round of the DFB Pokal, time seems to be running out for interested parties to launch a bid.
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