Report: Spurs bid £23m for striker who may soon have buyout clause of just £9m

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly tabled an offer of around €25m for Trabzonspor and Crystal Palace striker, Alexander Sorloth (Fotospor).

The front man is currently on a two-year loan spell with the Turkish side, who have the option to purchase him for just €6m from Palace.

However, for another side to come in and sign the goal machine this summer, Trabzonspor reportedly want to receive €20m, while Crystal Palace also want €10m.

If Trabzonspor activated their €6m clause now, Sorloth would automatically have a buy-out clause of just €10m in his contract with them, hence why they are keen to sell for more now.

While RB Leipzig have apparently offered €20m plus an extra €4 in bonuses, Spurs have tabled a cool €25m. However, with the two clubs keen on a combined €30m, it remains to be seen whether Sorloth will move this year.

The Norwegian striker scored an impressive 33 goals in 49 games for Trabzonspor last season, despite managing just one goal in 20 games for Palace (Wikipedia).

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  1. We are all starting to dust off our old Bale shirts and running around with a strange light in our eyes but are we just being sold a dream which could turn out to be a familiar nightmare? Everyone knows that what we need is a striker and a monster center back, everyone has known that for a while now, maybe even for quite a few transfer windows but let’s have a look at what we have got!

    A defensive midfielder from Southampton, an aggressive wing back from Wolves, a goalkeeper no-one but us wanted even though he was a free agent and now we have another wing back, albeit a rather good one, from Madrid and the prodigal son returning home but also not a striker nor a center back. In the froth and bubble of transfer window speculation it all goes to make for a street party but in the harsh reality of the Premier League have we actually achieved what we set out to do?

    OK, so I am the grumpy old man sitting moaning at the party dribbling on about “In my day….” and “If I ran a football club…”. I hold my hands up and admit it. I think that for the past three years, at least, I have been dreaming of getting in another striker and a center back. I have been telling Levy, who has been a brilliant chairman for us and there can be no doubt about that, that he doesn’t know what he is doing in the transfer market. I keep claiming…… hold on a moment, the nurse is giving me my dementia medication….. there, that’s better, what was I saying, oh yeah, I almost forgot, we need a striker and a center back.

    What’s that you say? I keep repeating myself, well yes, because every damn transfer window the same damn thing keeps happening. Bale will be fantastic for us and yes I want him back home and yes he is a world class players and yes he has the winning mentality we desperately need in our squad but he’s not a striker or a center back. Did I mention that?


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