Frank Lampard reveals his attempt to sign Erling Haaland for Chelsea
Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea manager, has revealed that he tried to persuade the club to sign Erling Haaland before the Norwegian striker established himself as one of the world’s most feared strikers. Lampard got a glimpse of Haaland’s potential during his first spell in charge of Chelsea when he came up against the young Norwegian in a pre-season friendly while he was playing for RB Salzburg in 2019. However, stiff competition for his signature, combined with the fact not everybody at Chelsea was convinced about him, meant Lampard was left frustrated.
Haaland eventually signed for Borussia Dortmund in 2020 and moved to Manchester City two years later after shining in the Bundesliga. The 22-year-old has enjoyed an incredible season with 52 goals in all competitions, including a record 36 in the Premier League. Haaland can fire City to the Premier League title when the leaders host Chelsea on Sunday. Underlining Lampard’s regret at missing out on Haaland, the striker has scored as many times in the league this season as the entire Chelsea squad.
Lampard’s admiration for Haaland
Despite missing out on Haaland, Lampard has huge respect for the striker and is a big fan of his playing style. « I’ve got huge respect for him as a player, he’s a player I tried to bring to Chelsea the first time I was here, » Lampard told reporters on Friday. « I was really keen to get him here but obviously that couldn’t happen. His level at that point was very clear, we played against him in a pre-season game for Salzburg. » Lampard’s admiration for Haaland is evident, and he believes that the striker is an outstanding player who could have made a significant impact at Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s revelation about his attempt to sign Erling Haaland for Chelsea highlights the striker’s incredible talent and potential. Despite missing out on him, Lampard has huge respect for Haaland and believes that he is one of the world’s most feared strikers. Haaland’s performance this season has been outstanding, and he could fire Manchester City to the Premier League title when they host Chelsea on Sunday. Lampard’s admiration for Haaland is evident, and it is clear that he believes that the striker could have made a significant impact at Chelsea if he had signed for the club.
Keywords: Frank Lampard, Erling Haaland, Chelsea, Manchester City, Premier League, Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga, Salzburg, striker, talent.
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