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Report: Villa willing to pay around £15 million to sign Alexander Sorloth

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Report: Villa willing to pay around £15 million to sign Alexander Sorloth

Aston Villa are reportedly keen on signing Alexander Sorloth from Crystal Palace in the summer.

The Norwegian has been in impressive form since joining Trabzonspor last summer on a two-year loan deal, scoring 16 goals in 20 Super Lig appearances so far.

It is a remarkable turnaround for the Eagles’ £9 million signing (BBC Sport), who has a pretty awful record of just one goal in 20 appearances for Palace.

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His form has alerted Premier League strugglers Villa, who added two centre-forwards in Mbwana Samatta and Borja Baston in January.

According to Turkish publication Aksam, Villa could offer up to £15 million for Norway international Sorloth, with the club planning on holding talks at the end of the season.

A move may, however, be difficult, with Trabzonspor supposedly having an option to buy for £5 million.

 

And factor in potential relegation from the Premier League, and a deal could become very complicated for the Midlands club.

TBR’s view – Sorloth a massive risk

If Villa really are interested in Sorloth, then it’d be a big risk to pay in the region of £15 million.

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He may be in great form right now, but Sorloth really struggled in the Premier League with Palace.

He was signed by the club to try and score the goals that Christian Benteke couldn’t, but he’s only managed one since coming to English football.

Perhaps he’d fare better in the Championship, but if Villa stay up then surely they need to be targeting a proven Premier League goalscorer.

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