‘He is a beast’ – Former Italian striker Cassano claims he recommended Haaland to Juventus | Instant News

The teen striker tore up the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, but other forwards said the Serie A champions could get it first

Antonio Cassano said he recommended Erling Haaland to Juventus when he was still playing Austria – and was told Serie A the champion is already watching the striker.

Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund in January after attracting the attention of big clubs throughout Europe with his performance for Red Bull Salzburg The Champions League.

He chose to move to Dortmund, and continued his form of electricity by displaying an extraordinary score at Bundesliga.

Former Italy International player Cassano said that Haaland could have easily played in Turin, after contacting Juve’s sporting director Piero Ausilio when the Norwegian was just starting to make his mark, urging them to sign the teenager.

When chatting on Instagram with fellow former Italy forward Christian Vieri, Cassano said: “When he started playing with Salzburg I recommended him to Ausilio, he said he had seen it”.

Cassano knows something about scoring goals at the highest level, after playing for Rome, Real Madrid and both Milan clubs, and scored 10 times in 39 senior international appearances, and he said Haaland had all the aspects needed to be a great striker.

He said: “He makes a high team, scores and knows how to play with both feet. He is an animal, he is not afraid of anything or anyone.”

Haaland, however, seemed pleased that he made the right decision to move to Dortmund, praised the club’s supporters in a recent interview.

“To be honest, this has been one of the greatest moments of my life,” said Haaland, who revealed he had spent a lot of time training in coronavirus locking, meditating and playing FIFA 20.

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“When that happened, it was incredible and indescribable. It was pure goosebumps. Looking at the Yellow Wall and all of these fans was incredible. That was one of the greatest feelings you could have.”

Haaland’s extraordinary form has seen him compared to former Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski, although the 19-year-old player chose two other star names as his idol.

“I had many idols when I was young,” he added. “But if I have to name two players, those are Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”


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