Aston Villa keen to land Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth
Aston Villa are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Norway international Alexander Sorloth.
The latest reports in England suggest that Aston Villa are keen to land Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth.
The Norway international joined Crystal Palace from FC Midtjylland for a fee in the region of 9 million euros in January 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2022. In August 2019, Sorloth was sent to Trabzonspor on a loan.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Norway. As a member of Norway national football team, Alexander Sorloth won 22 caps and he scored 6 goals.
The Norway international has impressed in the Super Lig this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Dean Smith wants to sign a new striker and Sorloth is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
Sorloth is a long-term target of Villa and could be a decent addition for Dean Smith’s side.
Aston Villa are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Alexander Sorloth would provide a good variety to Aston Villa’s attack.
According to the report, “Aston Villa are hoping to sign Alexander Sorloth from Crystal Palace. The attacker is currently at Trabzonspor in Turkey, where he has been in impressive form all season. Sorloth has 21 goals this term for Trabzonspor, as he has helped his side up the table in the Super Lig. Aksam, via Sport Witness, claims Villa are willing to pay £15 million to Palace to land the attacker in the summer. Any bid from Villa would be dependent on them staying in the Premier League. They are currently battling to remain in the top flight after achieving promotion last season.”
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A big money bid from Aston Villa could tempt Crystal Palace into selling their prized asset.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Villa.
It will be interesting to see whether Aston Villa will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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