The former City stars are convinced the Norwegian is an ideal fit for English football and his mere presence can drag defenders into areas they’d rather not be.

Haaland scored his third goal of the campaign at St James’ Park and Howey is expecting him to become a major force in the weeks and months ahead.

“Haaland is perfect for the Premier League, and I think he will terrorize defenders,” said Howey.

“I’ve had little discussions with Alfie, his dad, and I just knew he would fly in this league because he’s got the physique and power plus, 

he is direct, aggressive and he’s almost a throwback to the traditional number nine of yesteryear combined with the modern striker because he has the attributes of both

“I’m not surprise by what I’ve seen so far, and I think he’s going to get better and better, stronger, and score plenty of goals as the season goes on.”

Sinclair concurred with Howey’s assessment but highlighted Erling’s clever movement and how that is already benefiting his team-mates.