Kjetil Haug is a young man very much in demand. The Norwegian goalkeeper has already completed trials with Manchester United, Everton and Manchester City, and is next scheduled for a brief stint in north London with Arsenal.
The 15 year old currently represents Norwegian top flight side Sarpsborg 08 who are managed by former Sheffield United and Leeds United striker Brian Deane who is clearly aware of the talent youngster possesses.
He has already drawn comparisons to Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel and his father, a former goalkeeper himself, has admitted that there are several Premier League clubs interested in securing his signature.
Despite his young age he is already a commanding figure between the posts at 6ft 2" and weighing around 80kg. This physical presence has led to the comparisons with Schmeichel, something that Haug still finds rather astonishing.
"It's strange to be compared with one of the best ever goalkeepers. But it is of course great and I am really honoured. He is one of my biggest role models," Huag told Norwegian publication TV2.
"I'll be careful not to say too much about the similarities between us, but there are some. I have a physical style to my play as did Schmeichel. But there is obviously a long way to go before I get on his level."
Two weeks ago Haug was on trial at Manchester United where he trained and played one game for the Under-18 side, whilst also meeting a number of first team stars and manager David Moyes.
Despite speaking with the United boss there was one person who made an even bigger impression on the teenage goalkeeper in Danish stopper Anders Lindegaard.
"I talked a lot with Anders Lindegaard," added Haug. "He gave me lots of good advice about a possible transfer. It was very interesting and helpful.
"We also had lunch with several other United players and David Moyes. Moyes sat down next to me. It was very fun.
"It was very special to be on trial at United since I am supporter myself. United is in that respect very well received when I decide on my future. But that they are closest to my heart does nothing."
Having already completed a trial with Manchester United, their local rivals Manchester City and Everton, Haug already has plenty of options. But later this year he will spend some time with Arsenal who will also undoubtedly be interested in signing the young goalkeeper.
Haug admits that it is his "dream" to play in the Premier League and he feels he is ready to make the move to England. He is likely to make a decision just before Christmas and his dad revealed that Arsenal would be one of the clubs coming under consideration.
"We have have Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton and Sarpsborg 08 on a list and write pluses and minuses next to their names. It's pretty surreal. Arsenal has no pluses or minuses yet, since we have not been there. But they are still an option," explained Cato Haug.
The young goalkeeper is certainly in an enviable situation with some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League chasing his signature. Now the decision rests with on his own broad shoulders.
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