A trio of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth, that is according to a report from Fotospor.
The 24-year-old is currently on loan at Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, whom he joined until the end of the 2020/21 season back in August (cpfc.co.uk).
As mentioned, Sorloth has been on loan at Trabzonspor this season and the deal which was agreed between the two clubs means that he should be there next term too.
However, Fotospor are reporting that Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa are all interested in signing the Norwegian, as well as Ligue 1 outfit Monaco. The interest comes following Sorloth’s impressive campaign in Turkey in which he has been prolific, scoring 17 goals in just 21 Super Lig appearances whilst also providing five assists (Transfermarkt).
There is a curveball though, with Trabzonspor thought to have an agreement in place with Palace which gives them first refusal on the striker in 2021 and also enables to make his loan move permanent this summer.
If they were to do the latter, it may be that they sign him from the Eagles and sell him straight away to one of the other interested parties for an immediate profit.
Selling Sorloth at this point would make sense from a financial point of view for Crystal Palace. Having spent £9 million on him back in 2018 (BBC Sport) they would have thought they may have to take a big loss after he flopped at the club, managing to score just one goal in 20 appearances for them in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
However, his stock has risen during his time at Trabzonspor due to the volume of goals he has scored which makes now the best time for them to sell as they may be able to recoup what they paid for him with several clubs showing an interest.
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