The newspaper reported that the Norwegian is keen to move on from Trabzonspor, whose president Ahmet Agaoglu has said that “Sorloth wants to go” amid further interest from RB Leipzig.
However, Spurs’ prospects of signing the 24-year-old could rest on whether they can strike a deal to end his two-year loan with the Turkish club, as he is still a Crystal Palace player. The Eagles do not have an option to cut short his loan and they would need to reach a financial agreement with Trabzonspor if they want to sell him to Tottenham.
Sorloth enjoyed a terrific first season on loan at Trabzonspor, hitting 33 goals in all competitions for the Turkish Super Lig outfit. To put that into context, it is the same tally that Harry Kane and Dele Alli, two of Tottenham’s top three scorers in 2019/20, managed between them (as per TransferMarkt).
The Norwegian’s prolific spell in Turkey is in stark contrast to the form that he showed for Crystal Palace, for whom he has netted just once in 20 appearances and struggled for game-time prior to loan spells with Gent and Trabzonspor.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that he wants to bring in a striker to compete with Kane, who is currently Spurs’ only senior centre-forward, and the Lilywhites are reportedly meeting with the Turkish club to discuss his future.
Some Spurs fans may have their reservations about Sorloth given his struggles in England with Crystal Palace, although he has shown during his time in Turkey that he can be a marvellously prolific striker – something which Tottenham don’t have aside from Kane, whose luck with injuries is not the greatest.
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Aside from the complications arising from Palace needing to terminate his loan deal, though, RB Leipzig have reportedly made a £16m offer already for the Norwegian, who may not be a regular starter at Spurs given Kane’s formidable goal return for the club and Mourinho’s preference for a 4-2-3-1 formation.
That the 24-year-old seemingly wants to leave Trabzonspor is encouraging for Spurs – it then becomes a matter of being able to jump through the subsequent hoops in their attempts to land him.
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