Real Madrid believes they have found the “next Erling Haaland,” a son of a former Barcelona player.
Erling Haaland is allegedly a target for Real Madrid next summer.
Real Madrid believed they had found the next Erling Haaland, the son of former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Eidur Gudjohnsen. The Spanish giants are still hoping to recruit the Borussia Dortmund attacker next summer, but another Scandinavian star has emerged, and they already own Icelandic teenager Andri Gudjohnsen, unlike Haaland.
Following an impressive breakthrough with the club’s reserve side, Real Madrid Castilla, which is managed by club great Raul, the 19-year-old is banging on Carlo Ancelotti’s door for a first-team call-up.
After being registered to play in the Champions League this season, the Real Madrid youth has already captured Ancelotti’s attention.
And Ancelotti might give Gudjohnsen a chance to play in Europe’s top club competition at some point, especially following their humiliating defeat to FC Sheriff last time around.
Gudjohnsen has two goals in four appearances for his country, the most recent of which was a 4-0 triumph over Liechtenstein in Reykjavik on Monday.
After connecting with younger brother Sveinn in the build-up to the goal, the kid came off the bench and scored just nine minutes later.
Sveinn, like Andri, started his youth career at Barcelona, but now plays for Elfsborg in Sweden following stints in his native Iceland, Italy, and Denmark.
After father Eidur and grandfather Arnur, who spent several years in Belgium with Anderlecht, the brothers are the third generation of Gudjohnsens to represent Iceland.
The younger Gudjohnsen, on the other hand, has numerous similarities to Dortmund talisman Haaland and is developing into a great star.
In September, Iceland was losing 2-1 against North Macedonia with fewer than ten minutes remaining when Gudjohnsen was summoned off the bench to try and save the game.
Gudjohnsen pounced and equalized for his country barely two minutes after entering the game.
Raul went to the Icelandic kid in a similar situation against Atletico Baleares at the weekend, when his team was in urgent need of inspiration.
Gudjohnsen scored a goal and forced a penalty for RM Castilla, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
The 19-year-old was out for six months last season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, but he hasn’t let that stop him. “Brinkwire News Summary.”