'He could go Arsenal' – Gunners legend Jens Lehmann explains why Erling Haaland should make shock Emirates transfer

ARSENAL legend Jens Lehmann believes Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland could make the move to the Emirates in 2022.

The 21-year-old looks set to depart Signal Iduna Park next year with the player boasting a £64million release clause on his contract.

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with a move for the Norway international with his agent Mino Raiola and dad Alf Inge visiting the clubs earlier this year.

Meanwhile Paris Saint-Germain are said to be eyeing up a swoop for the ex-Red Bull Salzburg ace.

And Manchester City could look to bring Haaland to the Etihad as Sergio Aguero's replacement having failed to sign Harry Kane in the summer.

But Lehmann, who starred between the sticks for Arsenal and BVB, has stated that Haaland could link up with either the Gunners or Manchester United.

The 51-year-old thinks the former Molde marksman may decide to join one of the two teams to help bring them back to the summit of English football.

Arsenal haven't won the Premier League since the Invincibles 2003-04 season where Lehmann featured in all 38 games, while the Red Devils last won the top-flight in 2013.


Speaking of Haaland, Lehmann told Bild: "He already has an imposing stature; the force and height.

"Of course, he has to improve his other (right)  foot but I have never seen such a big, big player be so fast.

"He’s still there (at Dortmund). There aren’t that many clubs where he can go and where he can make a difference. 

“Maybe he could go to Manchester United or Arsenal, where he could bring a club back to the top.”

Chelsea gaffer Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that the Blues are also keen on securing Haaland's services.

He said: "We have talked about Haaland a couple of times also in the transfer window. It looked unrealistic and not possible to do. 

"Of course we talk regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League."

Before adding: "Sign Haaland with [Romelu] Lukaku? I’ve no problem to talk about that. Let us see what will happen next weeks."

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