By David Woods

16th Jun, 2020 | 11:30am

'What a signing he would have been' – Kamara names ace who would have fired Leeds to the PL

Chris Kamara has said that Erling Haaland would have been the perfect signing for Leeds United as they home in on a return to the Premier League. 

Haaland is Leeds-born and the Whites tried to sign him before he moved to RB Salzburg back in 2019.

His star has risen dramatically since then and he made the move to Borussia Dortmund in January, where he’s delivered eye-watering figures.

He’s scored 14 goals in 15 games for the Bundesliga side and has got the attention of the football world.

Talking to The Express, Kamara said he would have been perfect for Leeds but has possibly moved out of their reach now.

“I am gutted that Alfie’s lad wasn’t signed by a Premier League club because he would have been a snip, an absolute snip for anybody,” Kamara insisted.

“Alf must have been knocking on the door of one or two. I know it may have been a little below him but what a signing he would have been for Leeds for their final run-in.

“I am sure his dad loves the club and would want him to follow in those footsteps but he might go beyond that now with the quality he has shown.

“Leeds are going to take a while to win the Premier League and he is going to want to be at a club where he is guaranteed medals and his goalscoring art deserves.”

Leeds fans still hold out hope that Haaland will sign for the Whites one day, and follow in the footsteps of his dad, former Leeds star Alf-Inge Haaland.

He’s said that winning the Premier League with Leeds is the “dream” but that was before he became one of the most sought-after strikers in the word.

We think he will end up in England and in the Premier League – his dad has said that will happen one day – and it gives Leeds some time to get their house in order.

We think Champions League football is the absolute minimum Leeds would need to offer to have a chance of tempting him to Yorkshire.

It’s definitely a case of what might have been though after Phil Hay detailed how close Leeds were to signing him in 2019.

“Haaland, then just turning 18, would have sat behind Leeds’ highest earners on the wage behind at the time, players such as Pontus Jansson and Samuel Saiz, but they were willing to offer a salary above that of many of their first-team players.”

Hay said Leeds were optimistic but ended up being blown out of the water by RB Salzburg.

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