- Alfie Haaland, Erling Haaland's father, has shed light on the reasons behind his son's choice to join Premier League club Manchester City
- He disclosed Real Madrid was the third option among the flurry of top European clubs that chased his son's signature in the summer
- Meanwhile, his son, Erling has hit the ground running at Man City scoring 11 goals in just seven Premier League matches
Erling Haaland's father, Alfie Haaland, has disclosed Real Madrid was his son's third choice prior to his summer transfer to Manchester City.
Haaland swapped the Bundesliga for the Premier League this summer, scoring 86 goals in 89 matches across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund in his two-year stint with the club.
He has already hit the ground running at his new club, Man City, notching an eyewatering 14 goals in 11 games for the Cityzens - 11 goals in the Premier League and 3 in the Champions League.
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Explaining the process behind the Norwegian's decision to join the English giants from Borussia Dortmund, Alfie Haaland revealed Madrid was third on his son's scale of preferred clubs.
"On our list, I think City is the best team," he said as published by The Times via MARCA.
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"[Bayern] Munich is number two. We have Real Madrid as number three, and Paris Saint-Germain as number four.
"We also have some English teams other than City who are quite good. Liverpool and Chelsea. Also, there is Barcelona. They are sort of in the same row."
Real Madrid set sights on Erling Haaland, ready to splash €180 million on City striker in 2024
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Real Madrid has turned their attention to signing Manchester City forward, Erling Haaland after getting snubbed by Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe this summer.
Haaland is one of the highly-rated forwards in world football at the moment and Los Blancos are hoping to sign the 22-year-old to replace ageing France forward Karim Benzema.
According to Madrid Universal, the plan with regard to signing Haaland will reportedly be executed in the summer of 2024. The deal could be closed for around €180 million.