Erling Haaland will eventually find himself in the Premier League according to his compatriot Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The former striker spent six years in England and has praised the way Haaland has always chosen the best place for him to improve - not necessarily the biggest club.

This term he has shot to prominence, owing much to his 41 goals in 36 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland chose the German side in January despite interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who worked with the forward at Molde, will no doubt retain a long-term interest in Haaland who has been backed to play in England eventually.

Erling Haaland has continued to find the net in Germany

"What he’s done is they’ve always chosen the places he can develop as a player," Fjortoft told The Football Show on Sky Sports.

"He went from Molde with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Red Bull Salzburg because they had a great arena for a young kid and not Juventus, where he had a great offer.

"Then he went to Dortmund because it was the right place for him now.

"He will go to the Premier League I think eventually but it will take him time. It went quicker for him at Salzburg than he thought but he’s at a good place now.

Mino Raiola is helping manage Haaland's career

"I can’t see him moving short-term but he will end up in the Premier League."

Haaland's father Alfe-Inge has always been a prominent figure in his career but Mino Raiola is his agent.

The Italian has been outspoken about United's handling of Pogba, who has been linked with a move away.

And Fjortoft believes Raiola may have been looking for a reason to turn down the Red Devils when they came knocking.

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He added: "His family background overall is playing a big part. He’s a good lad. Alf-Inge has been good at talking about developing the player and looking around for people who could help him out.

"When they took Raiola on he helped find an excuse for him not to go to Manchester. I think Alf-Inge has been good so he’s now thinking how he can improve. He was a tough guy on the pitch and he’s got that into Erling as well.

"He is playing a major part for him and the team they’ve built around him are local people from Norway."