By Josh Fordham
Erling Haaland was not messing about when he responded to someone on social media telling him to trim his famous locks.
Haaland, then playing for Borussia Dortmund, had just helped his side come from 2-0 down to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
Although he didn’t score, the striker recorded an assist on their way to an unlikely victory as his side netted two late goals.
Haaland posted on Twitter about their briliiant comeback and how it was a great way to start 2022.
One user responded by telling the striker, who Manchester City signed this summer, to cut his long hair and he issued a blunt response, saying: “No.”
That response received more than 130,000 likes and thousands more retweets.
However, months later after signing for Manchester City in a £51m deal, Haaland was keen to tease fans that he might switch up his iconic look.
The 22-year-old was on holiday ahead of reporting to City for pre-season training when he took to Instagram to show off his new hat.
He then uploaded a follow-up selfie in which he reacted to fans mentioning those golden locks by writing: “No I don’t need a haircut.”
However, Haaland then surprisingly hinted to his followers that he could consider a major hair transformation to coincide with his City arrival.
He wrote alongside his next post: “Or maybe I should get a UK fade?? So I can fit (in) good?? Hmmm difficult…”
Unfortunately, the new Man City striker quickly dismissed the suggestion that he could emulate Jack Grealish faded side trims.
But while Haaland won’t be copying his hair anytime soon, Grealish still believes the Norwegian will be unstoppable when he is fully fit.
“He is a great guy, a brilliant guy. The first day that I met him we took a car together and even after that ride I thought, ‘what a guy’,” Grealish said.
“He’s so down to earth and quite up front with the way he is. You get used to that.
“He’s looked good in training and once he reaches full fitness will be unstoppable. I can’t wait to play with him and I’m really looking forward to it.”
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