Erling Braut Håland

Erling Braut Håland

 

Country: Norway

Date of birth: 21/07/2000 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Leeds (England)

Height: 191cm

Youth career: Bryne FK, Molde FK (since 2017)

Current club: Molde FK

Squad number: 30

Current national team: Norway U-19

Position: centre forward

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/2), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/5), 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (3/1)

Contract until: 31.12.2019

Player’s agent: Jim Solbakken

Transfer rumours: Manchester United

Similar type of player: Romelu Lukaku

 

Strengths:

– finishing Untitled1

– physical strength Untitled1

– instinct Untitled1

– off the ball movement Untitled1

– heading Untitled

– decisions Untitled

– link-up play Untitled

– ball control Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

 

Style of play:

– target man/goal poacher

– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– good agility & coordination for a player of his size

– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– likes to play with back to goal

– possesses significant upper-body strength

– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play

– indirect set-piece threat

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– possesses impressive powerful and accurate shooting skills

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, cleverness and ball control

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– accurate penalty taker

– dependable option while defending set pieces

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 29 July 2018):

1.Division 2016: 16 games/0 goals (Bryne)

Eliteserien 2017: 14 games/2 goals (Molde)

Eliteserien 2018 (ongoing): 14 games/8 goals (Molde)

 

Description:

Erling Braut Håland is the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge Håland. He joined FK Molde from FK Byrne on 1 February 2017. He made his debut on 24 May 2017 in the Norwegian Cup match against Hødd. On 1 July 2018, he scored 4 goals against Brann within the first 21 minutes of the game, securing his team a 4-0 away win over the unbeaten league leaders at the time.

 

Quotes:

“He can become a top striker for sure. He reminds me of the type of striker Lukaku is. There is a lot of interest in him. We have had offers from good clubs this year but we rejected them.”

(Ole Gunnar Solskjær – Molde FK manager)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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