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‘Exceptionally good’ Haaland told he’d easily adapt to Premier League

Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund
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Chelsea & Man City are being mooted as possible next destinations for the Norwegian sensation.

Erling Haaland is “an exceptionally good player” and wouldn’t find it hard adjusting to the Premier League, according to Chelsea legend Tore Andre Flo.

Haaland has established himself as a world-class talent during his short stint in Germany, and most European powerhouses consider him too good to pass up.

A transfer battle is expected to spark when his release clause – which, despite being €75 million, is economical relative to his qualities – kicks in next summer.

Chelsea, in spite of Borussia Dortmund’s sky-high asking price reportedly in the range of €150 million, however, are said to be pushing to secure his services ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Many a talented prospect has struggled to live up to their potential in the Premier League, but a former Norway international believes his countryman won’t face any such struggles.

“I don’t think he would have much problem adapting to English football,” Flo told bookmakers.co.uk.

“The culture over in England is quite similar and the way of living for someone coming from Norway would be quite easy, or at least it was for me. We all already speak the language quite well, so there should be no problem there.

“Obviously, on the pitch, it can be much tougher because it’s a very tough league, tougher than any other in the world I think.

“That is the biggest challenge for players coming from Scandinavia. But then that’s a challenge for most players coming to the Premier League from other countries.

“I think pretty much any club would be a good fit for him because he’s an exceptionally good player and has scored a lot of goals.

“He seems to just get better and better. With what he’s shown so far, especially in the Champions League against all types of very good opposition, he’s proven that he can score goals at any level.”