Erling Haaland’s appetite for goals can never be quenched, and according to one of his current team mates, the Borussia Dortmund forward is also always hungry for food
Bundesliga defences are currently enjoying some respite from the imperious Norwegian, who is currently nursing some muscular injuries.
His last appearance for Dortmund came during a dominant 3-1 victory against FSV Mainz, which saw him help himself to a brace at the Signal Iduna Park.
Before he was consigned to the side lines, Haaland had already contributed an outrageous thirteen goals and eight assists in just ten appearances.
However, it appears goals are not the only thing he is hungry for, as international teammate Josh King said the striker “eats like a bear”.
The Watford striker regularly features alongside Haaland when on international duty with Norway.
“He’s just a freak. I’ve never ever seen anyone eat as much as he does,” King said on Ben Foster’s ‘The Cycling GK’ podcast.
“He’s bulking up. Yeah, he’s shredded but I don’t know, he just eats like a bear.”
As well as being a frighteningly clinical and intelligent goalscorer, Haaland is also a very imposing and powerful athlete.
Not only does he tower over most opposing defenders at a whopping six feet and four inches, but he is also extremely fast for a player of his stature.
In the previous Bundesliga season, Haaland recorded the fastest sprint in the whole division; reaching a top speed of 22.39mph.
He has the physical gifts, a savvy football intelligence, and some of the most incredible goalscoring statistics in recent football history.
Since he transferred to the German giants from RB Salzburg at the start of 2020, Haaland has contributed 70 goals and 26 assists in just 72 appearances.
And there is going to be a huge bun fight for his signature next season, when a purported release clause of around £64m becomes active.
Borussia Dortmund have not given up hope of retaining the precocious forward, yet his exit from the club still appears to be a huge likelihood.
Haaland has also generated a huge fan base with his often bizarrely unpredictable interview techniques.
While some accusations of arrogance and smugness have been thrown his way in the past, King believes people often misunderstand Haaland.
“He’s such a nice guy. Obviously in some interviews he came across like, but he’s one of the nicest guys, down to earth. He’s just a kid enjoying football.”
“I do know, he loves Leeds. He loves Leeds yeah but I don’t know if that will happen but we will see. I’d love to see him in the Premier League. I said that last summer.
“I said ‘you need to come to the Premier League’ and he loves the Prem, but he’s still young so he’s got time.”
Haaland has missed a lot of football this season, however, Rose recently said he was “Cautiously optimistic” the Norwegian will return to the side before the end of 2021.
Dortmund are currently locked in another intense Bundesliga title fight with familiar foes Bayern Munich.
They are currently trailing Julian Nagelsmann’s side by one point after 12 matches this season.