Tore Andre Flo insists no risk Erling Haaland flops at Chelsea like Timo Werner

Chelsea fans have no reason to fear a lack of goals if the club is successful in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, according to former striker Tore Andre Flo.

The former Norway international has explained why the style of the Premier League and life in England will allow Haaland to maintain his impressive goal-scoring outlay if he moves from Germany this summer.

The Blues had to deal with a disappointing return from last summer's German import as Timo Werner hit the back of the net just 12 times in 52 appearances in all competitions last season.

Speaking to Bookmakers.co.uk Flo explained: "I don't think he [Haaland] would have much problem adapting to English football.

"The culture over in England is quite similar and the way of living for someone coming from Norway would be quite easy, or at least it was for me."

Chelsea have been strongly linked with the £117m-rated 21-year-old this summer, who has scored a staggering 57 goals in 59 games for BVB since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January of last year.

The son of former Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge, Haaland is one of Europe's most promising talents and is widely coveted by a host of clubs.

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As a result, the language barrier is unlikely to be an issue, as Flo detailed: "We all already speak the language quite well, so there should be no problem there."

Werner, however, seemed to struggle to adapt to the physical demands of the Premier League after arriving from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2020 for £48million.

His return of 12 goals last season came off the back of scoring 34 times in 45 appearances during his final full season in Germany, making his Chelsea outlay even more frustrating.

This is not an issue that will affect Haaland, though, according to his compatriot Flo: "I think pretty much any club would be a good fit for him because he's an exceptionally good player and has scored a lot of goals."

"He seems to just get better and better. With what he's shown so far, especially in the Champions League against all types of very good opposition, he's proven that he can score goals at any level."

Flo, who scored 49 goals for Chelsea in 160 games between 1998 and 2000, now works for the club as a club representative, having won five trophies as a Chelsea player including the Cup Winners' Cup in 1998.

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