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Sport Leipzig bolster attacking options with Sorloth signing

02:06  23 september  2020
02:06  23 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Sorloth , who scored 33 goals in 49 appearances for Trabzonspor last season, left Turkey to feature in the UEFA Nations League with his national team and "We have received an offer from RB Leipzig for our player Alexander Sorloth and our board is considering this offer with the best interests of our club

Sorloth , who scored 33 goals in 49 appearances for Trabzonspor last season, left Turkey to feature in the UEFA Nations League with his national team and "We have received an offer from RB Leipzig for our player Alexander Sorloth and our board is considering this offer with the best interests of our club

Alexander Sorloth in action for Norway © Getty Images Alexander Sorloth in action for Norway

RB Leipzig have signed Alexander Sorloth from Crystal Palace in a deal worth €22million (£20.5m).

Bundesliga side Leipzig have agreed to pay Trabzonspor €10m to terminate Sorloth's loan from Palace, which was due to run until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The Premier League side will also receive €10m (£9.3m) up front, with a further €2m (£1.9m) payable in add-ons to be split between Palace and Trabzonspor.

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Sorloth , 24, joined the Super Lig club from Crystal Palace on a two-year loan in 2019 after " Sorloth wants to go," the Trabzonspor president explained in an interview with Fanatik. "We have received an offer from RB Leipzig for our player Alexander Sorloth and our board is considering this offer with the

Norway international Sorloth, 24, has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Red Bull Arena after scoring 24 goals in 34 Super Lig appearances last season.

Despite the arrival of Hwang Hee-chang from Salzburg, Julian Nagelsmann was still keen to bolster his attacking options after seeing Timo Werner leave for Chelsea and Patrik Schick join Bayer Leverkusen after his loan from Roma ended.

"After the initial talks, it quickly became clear to me that I wanted to play for RB Leipzig," said Sorloth.

"The club were impressive in the league last season, and even more so in the Champions League.

"The attacking brand of football that Julian Nagelsmann plays suits me well. I'm looking forward to challenge together in the Bundesliga as well as the Champions League."

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Crystal Palace's striking options look set to be strengthened for the clash with Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park. Roy Hodgson expects to have Christian Benteke and Alexander Sorloth available this weekend in a boost to Crystal Palace's hopes of Premier League survival.

CEO Oliver Mintzlaff added: "We're very pleased with the signing of Alexander Sorloth. Successfully pulling off this complex transfer was only made possible thanks to the good co-operation among our team, who I'd expressly like to thank.

"Not only does Alexander fit our philosophy perfectly, he is a tough centre forward who can also play out wide, who is the missing piece to our squad-planning puzzle this season."

Prior to 2019-20, Sorloth's best return in a league season was 13 goals from 26 appearances for Bodo/Glimt in the 2015 Eliteserien.

Spells with Groningen, Midtjylland, Palace and Gent preceded his move to Trabzonspor last year.


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