RB Leipzig are preparing for life now that Timo Werner is gone by lining up a £17 million move, plus £3 million in add ons, for Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sørloth, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.
Fjortoft also stated, however, that Crystal Palace want as much as £20 million, plus £6 million in add ons, for the forward this summer.
The Norwegian did not impressed in South London, but went onto thrive on loan at Trabzonspor. He scored 33 goals in 49 appearances during his spell in Turkey and caught the eye of Julian Nagelsmann.
REPORT: RB Leipzig Ready to Make Alexander Sørloth Move
Disappointing Spell in England
Alexander Sørloth joined Crystal Palace in January 2018 for a £9 million fee from FC Midtjylland. Roy Hodgson needed firepower with Christian Benteke struggling for form. The Norwegian never had the desired impact for Palace, however. He failed to find the net in the Premier League and loan moves beckoned.
First up, Sørloth moved to Belgium where he lined up for KAA Gent. Yet again, he disappointed, striking just five times in 22 appearances.
Finding Form in Turkey
It was a loan move in Turkey where the 24-year old made his name. Trabzonspor took a chance on Sørloth and it paid dividends. He notched 24 times in 34 League appearances as his side finished second in the Turkish Super Lig.
Sørloth shone in the Turkish Cup, too. He scored seven in the competition, including one in the final as Trabzonspor beat Alanyaspor 2-0 to triumph.
The tall striker earned plaudits in Turkey for his deadly goalscoring ability. It came as a shock to many when clubs across Europe expressed an interest in a player who struggled so much for Palace.
A Move to Leipzig For Sørloth?
Sørloth’s fantastic form may be rewarded with a move to a Champions League club. According to Norwegian journalist and former player, Jan Aage Fjortoft, RB Leipzig want to sign Sørloth. Timo Werner left for Chelsea this summer and Patrik Schick seems likely to move to Bayer Leverkusen, leaving Leipzig without many striking options.
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