Erling Haaland's Younger Cousin Albert Tjaaland Is Just As Dangerous In Front Of Goal
Erling Haaland has been almost unstoppable in the past year and at just 19-years-old it's scary to think how good he could be, but his younger cousin might be even better.
Since August 2018 Haaland has moved from Molde to Red Bull Salzburg, where his success made him one of the most wanted players in world football, and then to Borussia Dortmund.
At just 19-years-old there's even more to come from the Norwegian but there's another member of his family coming up behind him quick.
Sixteen-year-old Albert Tjaaland is already starting to show a similar knack for goals as his older cousin and has already scored 64 goals in 37 matches for club side Bryne FK.
16-year-old Albert Braut Tjåland. He's the cousin of @ErlingHaaland- Talent Scout (@FodenLittle) March 4, 2020
Performance of Tjåland:
2017 : 8 apps 20 goals
2018 : 12 apps 20 goals
2019 : 31 apps 33 goal
The younger brother is 1m85 tall. pic.twitter.com/qaPu3YvjWg
Meet 16-year-old Albert Braut Tjåland. He's the cousin of @ErlingHaaland. On Saturday, Albert Braut Tjåland, made his first team debut for @Bryne_FK in a friendly game.- :flag_no: Football (@NORftbl) March 2, 2020
And yes he also plays as a striker. He's tall. And he scores goals for fun!
:camera_with_flash:: Svenn Olav Sele, Bryne FK. pic.twitter.com/WaaijRIf49
Obviously there is similarities between them - although his cousin is not left-footed. And just to point out: Not many have heard of Albert Braut Tjåland until just now in Norway. We don't even know how good he is, or how good he could be. Only time will tell.- :flag_no: Football (@NORftbl) March 2, 2020
No pressure, kid.
Older cousin Haaland moved to Dortmund in January for just €20 million and has adapted to life in the Bundesliga extremely quickly.
In just eight appearances so far in Germany's top tier he has scored nine goals whilst also adding two more onto his Champions League tally to take him to 10 goals in Europe this season.
With Norway also able to call on Martin Odegaard their future looks pretty bright, after all they also have Joshua King, Sander Berge and Alexander Sorloth in their squad too.
The question is, will Albert Tjaaland join them?