Ballon d’Or: He has hunger – Rio Ferdinand names EPL star in contention to win award
Erling Haaland of Manchester City, according to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, could win the Ballon d'Or this year.
Following his £51.2 million summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund, Haaland has had an outstanding start to life at Man City.
At Molineux on Saturday, Manchester City defeated Wolves 3-0, with the Norwegian scoring once more.
Haaland has already scored 11 times in seven Premier League outings while also scoring 14 in 10 games across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side.
“He’s on the right track." I’m saying 35 [goals]. He’s got the ability to break records because he’s in a team that absolutely dominates, "Ferdinand was quoted by The Daily Mail as saying.
“He’s got the hunger and desire. He’s in [contention for the Ballon d’Or]. If he carries on this form, if City win the Champions League, there’s no doubt, there won’t be anybody who can get near him.
“He scored with his first touch today." He wasn’t involved in the game, but he doesn’t care about that, "he added.
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