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Boy invades pitch for Erling Haaland's autograph during Borussia Dortmund friendly

Max Parsons
Erling Haaland gave out his autograph mid game
Erling Haaland gave out his autograph mid game / Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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It seems as though just about everyone wants Erling Haaland's autograph these days.

A few months ago the Norwegian striker was stopped in the tunnel by an assistant referee after Borussia Dortmund's Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The signature was subsequently put on auction with the proceeds going to a Romanian charity that aids young adults with autism.

And on Saturday, one fan couldn't even wait for the conclusion of the match. Der BVB's pre-season friendly fixture against Athletic Club was interrupted in the late stages of the first first half by a young boy who wanted Haaland's signature.

Dortmund had conceded a corner, so Haaland tracked back to defend inside his own area - only for proceedings to be brought to a halt when the boy entered the field to approach the prolific 21-year-old.

Haaland, of course, obliged and escorted the boy off the field, leaving the fan ecstatic, the crowd with beaming smiles, and allowing the referee to get things back underway.

It's not just the fans who want the striker's signature, either. Haaland has been the centre of much speculation this summer, with a number of clubs interested in luring him away from BVB.

The Norwegian will have a release clause of €75m that kicks into his contract next summer, although it currently looks like Chelsea are in pole position to land him early and avoid the inevitable scramble for the player.

The Blues are reportedly readying a £135m bid to test the water, although 90min previously revealed that the club would be willing to spend up to a whopping £150m for Haaland, who has bagged an astounding 57 goals and 15 assists in 58 appearances for Dortmund across all competitions since his £18m arrival from Red Bull Salzburg.

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