FOOTBALL sensation Erling Haaland has been nicknamed “Daemon” by his Manchester City teammates thanks to his striking resemblance to Daemon Targaryen from TV show House of the Dragon.
Erling Haaland bears a striking resemblance to House of the Dragon character, Daemon Targaryen, according to his teammates
Matt Smith stars as Daemon in Game of Thrones Spin off, House of the Dragon
A club insider said: “A few of the players are huge fans of House of Dragon and they have mentioned to Erling how much he looks like Daemon.
“He loves a joke and thinks it’s funny. Daemon is unpredictable and so is Erling so their personality’s fit as well.”
Fans have embraced the lookalike doubles with One Blues fan joking on Twitter: “Didn’t know Daemon Targaryen plays for Man City with the pseudonym Haaland on the back.”
Another said: “As well as being a great football player @ErlingHaaland is excellent as Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon.”
Daemon is the volatile younger brother of King Viserys who is known as the Rogue Prince.
He is thought to be next in line to the Iron Throne, until King Viserys names Princess Rhaenyra as his heir.
He is an experienced warrior who rides the dragon Caraxes.
City signed Halaand this summer for £51m from Borussia Dortmund.