According to a report from Fotospor via Turkish football, Newcastle United are interested in scouting Trabzonspor striker Alexander Sorloth who is currently on loan there from Crystal Palace – but many Magpies supporters have since come out to damn the report.
Sorloth, who has racked up an impressive 17 goals and six assists in the Turkish Super League this campaign over 21 starts, will reportedly be monitored by club scouts during the Istanbul derby clash with Fenerbache. The Norwegian hitman has been turning heads with his goal return in far eastern Europe this season, with the Magpies desperate for a prolific target man who can consistently find the net. Compared to current striker Joelinton, as per WhoScored.com, Sorloth also beats the Brazilian in terms of shots per game (3.3), key passes (1.3) and dribbles (2) – even if you can debate that this is largely down to playing in an inferior league.
Should Newcastle sign Sorloth?
Despite his impressive goal return, many Magpies supporters have fumed over the development, with one fan even claiming that he’d ‘rather have Crouchy come out of retirement‘ than swoop for the 24-year-old. Find all of their best comments down below.
Rather have crouchy come out of retirement
— Alex Maxwell (@MaxwellA98) February 19, 2020
Don’t do it. He’s muck. Saw him live a few times for Rosenberg. Not up to the PL
— David O’Brien (@DavidOB94779193) February 19, 2020
Fantastic….. palace rejects.
— Cinzano Bianco (@cinzanobianco) February 19, 2020
I look forward to us overpaying for him and then playing him out of position.
— Lee Charnley’s Lost Soul (@LeesLostSoul) February 19, 2020
The same people bought Joelinton…..they have the utmost faith in themselves, luckily it’s not a democratic club like Barca, or a one that gives a darn….
….ours is not to reason why, ours is but to #boycottAshley
— Graham Watson (@GrahamWatty) February 19, 2020
Maybe Bruce is preparing for life in the Championship 😂😂😂
— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) February 19, 2020
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