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Erling Haaland Could Reach Ronaldo's Level, Says Rivaldo

Erling Haaland Could Reach Ronaldo's Level, Says Rivaldo

Brazil legend Rivaldo believes Erling Haaland could reach Ronaldo Nazario's iconic level and backed the Borussia Dortmund starlet to shine in La Liga.

The 19-year-old sensational only joined the German club in January but has already scored 10 Bundesliga goals.

He's attracting interest from Europe's elite with the likes of Liverpool and Juventus reportedly keeping tabs on the Norwegian phenom.

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But Rivaldo thinks Haaland has the quality to prosper in Spain's top flight and ply his trade for Real Madrid while comparing him to his former international teammate Ronaldo.

"He is already a great player, but at 19 he could be even better in the future and become one of the best attackers in the world," Rivaldo wrote for Betfair.

"He has a lot of personality, plays without fear and looks very calm on the pitch, so he is a world-class player that still has a lot to learn and it's normal that so many clubs are chasing him."

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The ex-Barcelona attacking midfielder added: "Some people are already comparing Haaland's style to Ronaldo Nazario and there might be some similarities as Haaland, as he's quick, fearless and scores a lot, but it's too early to start thinking he will be Ronaldo's successor.

"Ronaldo won two World Cups and participated in four. He also dazzled the world with his runs and goals, so we need time to see if Haaland can reach Ronaldo's level. But Haaland does seem to have the qualities to at least get close to my brilliant team-mate.

"Real Madrid seems to be Haaland's preferred destination in the summer and he is showing enough quality to prosper in Spanish football.

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"His ruthlessness in front of goal is putting him in a privileged situation and Barcelona could be a good alternative option for him. He will be a great signing for the club that manages to complete his transfer."

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Rivaldo, Erling Haaland, Ronaldo, Juventus, Real Madrid

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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