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Wenger predicts Haaland’s next destination after Bundesliga

Arsene Wenger, Erling Haaland
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Several top European clubs would love to sign Erling Haaland, but Arsene Wenger is convinced his fate lies in England.

Arsene Wenger expects Erling Haaland won’t be able to resist the financial lure of playing in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old has taken the Bundesliga by storm since a move to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020. In 46 appearances in the German league, he has managed 43 goals and 14 assists.

Haaland has also proved to be a class act in the Champions League, making him a top target across Europe. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all reportedly interested.

That said, Wenger can only see the Leeds-born striker returning to his country of birth.

“I think that will happen,” the former Arsenal manager told Bild. “The economic power of the Premier League is too strong.

“English football is dominant because it is where the most money is. The best players always go the best way to make the most money.”

Wenger added: “Haaland is likely to be the next high-profile goalscorer after [Kylian] Mbappe. He’s a super talent. His ambition, his will to score goals and the ability to fight in a duel [set him apart]. He’s there and wants to win. There is something in him that is great for a striker.”

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