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Erling Haaland is a ‘modern day Zlatan Ibrahimovic… but even BETTER,’ claims his former coach

Erling Haaland is a ‘modern day Zlatan Ibrahimovic… but even BETTER,’ claims his former coach as he tips scoring sensation as ‘made for Real Madrid’ with Spanish giants plotting £75m move

  • Erling Haaland became the most exciting prospect in football during 2019-20 
  • An ex-coach of the Borussia Dortmund striker says his next move is imminent 
  • Stanislav Macek has said the Noreweigan is perfect for giants Real Madrid 
  • He also believes Haaland is even better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in some areas 

Erling Haaland’s sensational 2019-20 season has convinced a former coach that he can become an even better version of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

The 19-year-old began the season largely unknown before his sensational Champions League group stage performances for RB Salzburg caught the world’s attention. 

Snapped up by Borussia Dortmund in January with Europe’s elite chasing his signature, Haaland stormed to 40 goals in 33 games by the start of the European lockdown, scoring on average every 55 minutes. 

A former coach has said Erling Haaland will be perfect for Spanish giants Real Madrid 

Stanislav Macek worked with Haaland at RB Salzburg and was blown away by his talent

Stanislav Macek worked with Haaland at RB Salzburg and was blown away by his talent 

Macek believes Haaland is even better than fellow Scandinavian Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Stanislav Macek, who worked with Haaland at Salzburg, believes the teen’s career could even surpass the success of Swedish great Ibrahimovic. 

‘He is a modern Ibrahimovic. I would say he is much better in his movement, quicker. He has a great mentality in how to face games and his profession,’ Macek told AS. 

‘I think that he has made a big move. He is one of the best in Germany.

Haaland's scoring form at Dortmund has ensured all of Europe's top clubs are watching him

Haaland’s scoring form at Dortmund has ensured all of Europe’s top clubs are watching him

Zinedine Zidane could have the striker at his disposal, with Real Madrid favourites to sign him

Zinedine Zidane could have the striker at his disposal, with Real Madrid favourites to sign him

‘If he keeps progressing like he is, for sure, we will see him at a bigger club again in no time such as Madrid. The best have always played at Madrid and Haaland is one of them. He is a footballer made for Madrid without a doubt.

Ibrahimovic has dominated defences across Europe for top clubs, including Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United and PSG. 

A similar move for Haaland – who is the same height as Ibrahimovic – looks to be around the corner, with Real Madrid keeping tabs on him as a successor to frontman Karim Benzema.   

The Spanish giants are reportedly favourites to sign the teen, considering a £75m move to bring the future superstar to the Bernabeu. 

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