Rivaldo compares Haaland to Ronaldo

Rivaldo, former legend of FC Barcelona (1997-2002), compares the style of play of Erling Haaland to that of Ronaldo, his former Brazilian teammate, while believing that the Norwegian is still far from this level.

Erling Haaland

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Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland panic statistics, but also comparisons with the biggest. Rivaldo, legendary former attacking midfielder for FC Barcelona (1997-2002), praises his sense of purpose but also "his personality". "He plays fearlessly and looks very calm on the field, so he is a world class player who still has a lot to learn and it is normal for so many clubs to follow him," he said. the sports betting site, Betfair, of which he is one of the ambassadors.

"Haaland seems to have the qualities to get closer to Ronaldo"

Profile of the Dortmund striker reminds him a bit of that of Ronaldo, his former teammate in selection. "Some people are already comparing Haaland's style to Ronaldo Nazario and there could be similarities with Haaland because he is fast, fearless and scores a lot, but it is too early to start thinking that he will be Ronaldo's successor" , tempers the 2002 world champion.

"Ronaldo has won two World Cups and participated in four. He has also dazzled the world with his races and his goals, so we need time to see if Haaland can reach Ronaldo's level. But Haaland seems to have the qualities to at least get closer to my brilliant teammate. "

"It shows enough quality to succeed in Spanish football"

Rivaldo continues by advising the Borussia Dortmund player to join Real Madrid this summer, even if the latter's agent, Mino Raiola, thinks he won't move this year. "Real Madrid seem to be Haaland's favorite destination this summer, said the Brazilian. He shows enough quality to succeed in Spanish football. His ruthless side to the goal puts him in a privileged position and Barcelcone could also be a good alternative for him. It will be a good recruitment for the club which will manage to buy it. "

For him, Dortmund can already rub his hands. "It will also be an exceptional deal for Dortmund who recruited him for 20 million euros in January and who could now receive almost four times more, he concludes. Perhaps Barcelona and Real Madrid have been distracted in January, but no one would have guessed that Haaland would have such an immediate impact on Dortmund. "