Sky Sports’ Michael Bridge has shed light on who actually owns rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Alexander Sorloth, amid suggestions that the Lilywhites are looking to snap up the striker.
After the Norwegian forward’s struggles in the Premier League after signing for Crystal Palace, he moved to Trabzonspor on a two-year loan deal last summer.
The 24-year-old has outperformed expectations in his first year in Turkish football, finishing as the league’s top-scorer with 24 goals (transfermarkt.com).
Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu claimed last week that Spurs were interested in signing the striker (Fanatik) but Jose Mourinho refused to comment on the speculation linking the club with the Palace man (Football.London).
Bridge has now revealed that Trabzonspor have an option of signing Sorloth permanently for £5million.
He claimed the Turkish club plan to take up the option this transfer window and could potentially sell the striker on for a profit.
This means that Spurs will have to negotiate with Trabzonspor rather than Palace for the Norway international.
Spurs Web Opinion
Sorloth has exploded since his move to Turkey but there was little indication during his time in the Premier League that he had what it takes to succeed in the division. If we end up with someone like the 24-year-old after waiting so long, it will be an extremely underwhelming signing. After letting other clubs snap up the likes of Wilson and Watkins, you would hope that we potentially have a big name lined up.
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