By Craig Scott

12th Apr, 2020 | 12:30pm

Leeds tabled 2019 offer to sign goal machine but terms were dwarfed by Euro club - report

Leeds United fans have often discussed the possibility of one day signing Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland.

The 19-year-old Norway international was born in the city of Leeds, is the son of ex-Leeds star Alf-Inge and once admitted that he would like to play for the Whites at some point in the future.

And it seems that Leeds did make an effort to land Haaland in January 2019, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Yorkshire giants tabled an offer to sign him from Molde.

Unfortunately for United, it is understood that Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg dwarfed their offer and were able to complete a deal for the promising young forward.

After joining Salzburg, Haaland went on to score 29 goals in 27 appearances before Borussia Dortmund signed him in January.

Haaland has continued to make the net ripple in Germany by bagging 12 goals in 11 appearances across all competitions for the Bundesliga giants.

You cannot blame Leeds for trying to sign Haaland and a Red Bull-back team like Salzburg were always going to be a tough club for a Championship side to go up against.

We are now made to think ‘what if Leeds did manage to sign Haaland?’. Would they already be a Premier League club by now? Would he have already been sold on for a massive profit?

Who knows?

In other Leeds United news, Liam Cooper wants the Whites to sign this “unbelievable” player.