According to reports in Turkey, Newcastle United are one of two Premier League clubs eyeing Trabzonspor striker Alexander Sorloth.
The 6ft 4′ forward is currently on Crystal Palace’s books, but has been in outstanding form in the Turkish Super Lig this season, bagging 25 goals and 7 assists during his loan spell with Trabzonspor.
The Turkish side have an option to sign the striker for €6m this summer – a clause they are set to trigger after his superb form in front of goal – but Turkiye claim they plan to sell him for an immediate profit once he’s officially their player.
The same outlet then report that both ourselves and Aston Villa have been showing interest in the Norwegian, saying his prolific form (which could help them to their first Superb Lig title in 36 years) has caught our eye, with both sides in the market for a striker this summer.
He may fit the bill in terms of age, stature and likely price tag, however his last spell in the Premier League was forgettable to put it mildly, seeing him score just ONCE in 20 appearances for Crystal Palace.
Sorloth has found form in a weak Turkish League, but is he really a risk worth taking when a proven goalscorer should be top of our priority list this summer?