A BAKER has invited the Premier League’s deadliest striker to come and sample some of his goods.

Erling Haaland has lashed in 33 top flight goals so far this season as his Manchester City side hunt an historic treble.

But Richard Monk, who owns Norwegian Bakers in Wivenhoe alongside Jessika Hagerup, claims it is their pastries which really hit the back of the net.

It comes as the bakers prepare to take their goods to London to celebrate Norway’s Constitution Day on May 17.

Gazette: Come and try it - Richard Monk and Jessika HagerupCome and try it - Richard Monk and Jessika Hagerup (Image: Newsquest)

Gazette: Tasty snacks - the Norwegian Bakers' stallTasty snacks - the Norwegian Bakers' stall (Image: Newsquest)

The annual occasion sees up to 3,000 Norwegians flock to the capital’s Southwark Park and is often frequented by some of the Scandinavian country’s top footballers.

And this year Norwegian Bakers, based at Wivenhoe Business Centre, will have its own stall.

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Preparations for the event promise to be intense as the team of four are gearing up to bake 2,000 sweet treats.

“We bake fresh so we are going to be baking from 10pm the night before until four or five in the morning so we can bake as much as we can,” said Richard.

Gazette: Special invite - Manchester City striker Erling HaalandSpecial invite - Manchester City striker Erling Haaland (Image: PA)

Gazette: Team effort - Jessika and Anna-Sophie HagerupTeam effort - Jessika and Anna-Sophie Hagerup (Image: Newsquest)

“We will then drive it up to London and set up our stall for what is going to be a special occasion.

“The oven will be on the go constantly for seven hours as there will only be four people baking.”

The celebrations are held every year to mark Norway declaring independence as a kingdom with the constitution which was signed on May 17 in 1814.

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has been spotted among the crowds before and Richard is hoping football royalty will come and try his and Jessika’s goods.

Gazette: Sweet treats - the pastries are freshly bakedSweet treats - the pastries are freshly baked (Image: Newsquest)

Gazette: Yum - some of the pastries offered by the bakeryYum - some of the pastries offered by the bakery (Image: Newsquest)

He said: “It would be amazing if Erling Haaland turned up, although I am not sure if he is allowed in London after beating Arsenal.

“Martin Ødegaard would also be welcome, of course.”

Richard added: “Jess is Norwegian and so she makes authentic produce just the way they are made at home.

“It is always a beautiful occasion and one we are very much looking forward to.”

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