10 international players who could have represented different countries

Erling Haaland

Yes, England could have had to choose between Harry Kane and Erling Haaland up front.

Well… maybe. Haaland was born in Leeds, when his father – Alf-Inge – played for Leeds United. Erling is still a Leeds United fan to this day. But given that he was already a part of the Norwegian youth set-ups before England even wanted to consider him, it always made playing for the Three Lions a long shot. 

“We recruit early, but we wouldn’t have been into him when he was still in Yorkshire, that’s for sure,” Gareth Southgate said of the Terminator. 

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