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Report: RB Leipzig to buy Alexander Sorloth, Crystal Palace man currently on loan with Trabzonspor

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Report: RB Leipzig to buy Alexander Sorloth, Crystal Palace man currently on loan with Trabzonspor

Crystal Palace striker, Alexander Sorloth, could be in line for a surprise move to RB Leipzig this summer, despite being just a year into a two-year spell with Trabzonspor.

According to Sky Sports, the Turkish side can take up an option to buy the forward for around £5.5m, after the Palace man scored an impressive 24 goals for them this term.

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Leipzig is on the hunt for a new striker after losing Timo Werner this summer to Chelsea. And while Sorloth struggled in the Premier League with Palace, his form in Turkey has seen his stock rise considerably.

Trabzonspor is said to be open to making the move permanent before negotiating a second transfer with the German side. It is expected the Turkish side will make a considerable profit on that deal.

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Back in April, Newcastle and Real Madrid were linked with Sorloth. Indeed, the Turkish news outlet Fotospor claimed a potential £39m deal could have been on the cards had Newcastle’s takeover gone ahead.

 

A strange one for Palace but one they’ll have to accept – TBR View

This is an odd one on the surface of things. Palace struggled for goals yet they seem to be allowing a striker who has just scored 24 times to be leaving for peanuts.

In fairness to them, nobody could have foreseen that Sorloth would do so well in Turkey. He was poor at Selhurst Park and it could be a one-off campaign he’s had with Trabzonspor.

But, Leipzig is a big move for Sorloth and one he should relish. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out and it might be a case of just accepting this is one of those for Palace.

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