Tottenham Hotspur scouts were forced to abandon looking at Alexander Sorloth following recent events that meant the game they were going to watch him in was played behind closed doors (via turkish-football.com).
The Norwegian international is currently on loan at Trabzonspor from Crystal Palace and played against Istanbul Basaksehir, where the game finished 1-1. It leaves Sorloth’s club top of the Turkish Super Lig on goal-difference above Basaksehir.
The 24-year old did not score or assist in the game, but he has scored 25 times and provided a further seven assists in 39 games in all competitions for his Turkish club this season and is currently the top scorer in the Turkish league with 19 goals, according to Transfermarkt.
According to the reports, Crystal Palace do not have an option to recall the striker from his two-year loan spell, and gave Trabzonspor the option of buying him for just 6 million euros (£5.4m).
In theory, the Turkish club could buy Sorloth at the end of his contract and sell him on to Spurs for a potentially big profit. He is currently valued at £9 million according to Transfermarkt but this fee could rise if he keeps on scoring and the north London club become more interested.
The Turkish Super Lig are planning to play games behind closed doors for the rest of the month but it is not yet known whether that would continue afterwards. Spurs, on the other hand, cannot play in the Premier League for at least another three weeks following the league’s decision to postpone games.
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