Saturday, 28 November, 2020

Dortmund striker Haaland wins Golden Boy Award

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Cary Erickson | 22 November, 2020, 07:10

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has been rewarded for his stunning exploits, named the 2020 Golden Boy recipient.

The Golden Boy award was established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport and is given to the best young player under the age of 21 across the European leagues with the victor now decided by an intense voting process and panel of global experts.

Haaland beat Barcelona teenager Ansu Fati and Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies who took second and third place respectively.

Haaland's impressive performances for Dortmund since his move from RB Salzburg in January has led to speculation as to where he will go next, but the 20-year-old is in no rush to leave Signal Iduna Park, according to his father.

The son of former Leeds United forward Alf-Inge Haaland has 11 goals in 11 competitive games for Borussia Dortmund so far this season.

The Norwegian has joined an elite list of company to win the Golden Boy award.

Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix was the previous victor of the award in 2019.

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The Norwegian has been linked with several big clubs across Europe as the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United are interested in signing the 20-year-old.

'At the moment it's not in Erling's or my head that another club will be vying for him. "We signed a long contract with Dortmund" Haaland's father said in a recent interview. We don't want to look any further ahead.

'You never know what will happen. We haven't talked about such a step yet.

"I sometimes think he wants to and can assert himself in any league".

"That's his goal. Erling can still achieve much in Germany and make great progresses". "Overseas is not a priority for us", added Inge in the Sport 1 interview.

The big question is whether a move away from Dortmund makes any sense for Haaland, who seems perfectly happy where he is at this moment in time.