Erling Haaland has become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe since joining Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. The Norwegian has plundered a ridiculous 68 goals in 67 matches for BVB, including a record-breaking five in his first two outings for the German club.
With a bidding war for his services likely to hog the transfer headlines next summer, Haaland is already considered one of the biggest names in football, but how do his stats stack up compared to the other big hitters?
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe were also tipped for greatness at the age Haaland is now (21 years and 69 days). But who had scored the most by the day they turned 21?
Erling Haaland is the best striker of the five (at 21) in terms of goals per minutes, but Mbappe had managed to score more goals by the same point in his career. The real takeaway, however, is just how far ahead the pair are when compared to Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski at the same age.
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