Haaland fuels LaLiga rumours by speaking Spanish

  • Euan McTear
  • Updated: January 9, 2022, 15:28 CET
  • 3 min read
Erling Haaland celebrates hat-trick in DFB-Pokal first round

Erling Haaland is the star of 2022’s biggest transfer market soap opera, with every detail analysed and scrutinised for all possible clues as to his next destination. Now, a video of the striker speaking Spanish during Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 comeback victory over Eintracht Frankfurt has gone viral.

With Bundesliga matches back behind closed doors, the pitchside mics can once again pick up all the conversations between the players and there was one particular clash between Haaland and Rafael Santos Borré, after the Colombian fouled the Norwegian.

As Haaland got back to his feet, he was heard shouting “¿Qué te pasa, hermano?” in perfect Spanish, which means “What’s wrong with you, bro?” in English.

Haaland’s options in LaLiga Santander

The fact that Haaland spoke some Spanish has once again fuelled the rumours of a move to LaLiga Santander, either to Real Madrid or Barcelona. The 21-year-old has been linked with both clubs over the past year and his father Alf-Inge Haaland and agent Mino Raiola have already had a visit with each.

Real Madrid have the spending power to bring in Haaland, especially after PSG rejected their €180m offer last summer for Kylian Mbappé, meaning the French forward can now come to the Bernabéu one year later but for free.

Meanwhile, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is desperate to bring Haaland to the Camp Nou to compete against Mbappé’s Real Madrid and it is believed that the Blaugrana chief is doing all he can to clear salary space for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

While other top clubs from across Europe have also been mentioned as possible destinations for Haaland, he is believed to favour a move to Spain. He spends many of his holidays in Marbella in the south of Spain and speaks the language well enough to stand up for himself after a bad tackle.