Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth has agreed a move away from the club, bringing an end, for the time being, to his spell with the Eagles.
Reported by the club’s official website, Sorloth has completed a move to Trabzonspor on a loan deal which will take him through to the end of the 2020/21 season. Upon his arrival in Croydon back in January 2018, the Norwegian was thought to have cost £9m from FC Midtjylland and Roy Hodgson had high hopes for him, though the player did little to justify his fee.
Frankly, Sorloth has failed to impress since moving to Selhurst Park and had a miserable goalscoring record with the club, with the striker failing to hit the net once in the Premier League.
Palace will not feel the loss of Sorloth too much though given his goalscoring record and the fact he wasn’t around last season while spending time on loan with Gent.
According to the Guardian’s season preview for the Eagles, the club are hamstrung by their wage budget when it comes to looking to bring in new players, so perhaps getting a player off the books for a season could be a good move. While it’s not clear as to what the arrangement is, Sorloth himself has been reported to earn £20k-p/w by SpotRac, so removing at least some of that may help free up space.
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