Erling Haaland was high on SC Heerenveen’s wish list in the past. This is indicated by Karel Brandsma, head scouting of the club from Friesland. The Norwegian turned out to be too expensive.
Heerenveen already had Haaland in mind when the striker was still playing in Norway. “But the prices for strikers are extremely high and if you do, it is very risky”, Brandsma starts at Radio Camataru. “At the moment we can no longer afford a large number of strikers.”
Afonso Alves was one of the strikers in the past who made a big impression in the Abe Lenstra Stadium. “We paid 4.5 million euros for Alves, the club has also achieved great results with it”, Brandsma continues. “But we can no longer think of those kinds of amounts at the moment. We did see Haaland in Norway at Molde. I saw him play myself.”
“But when we started to inform carefully, a price was quoted between five and six million euros. For a striker of seventeen years,” says Brandsma. “He went to Red Bull Salzburg for eight million, we cannot compete with those kinds of amounts.”