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Sorloth makes RB Leipzig switch

September 22 2020

Alexander Sorloth

Alexander Sorloth

Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth has joined Bundesliga club RB Leipzig in a permanent deal.

The 24-year-old signed for Palace in January 2018 for 9million, but played just 20 times overall and was lent to KAA Gent and Trabzonspor.

Sorloth was a huge success at Trabzonspor during 2019/20, netting 33 goals in 49 games and helping the Turkish club to second in the Super Lig table.

They had an option to make the two-year loan full-time, but a complex deal was struck which saw RB Leipzig reportedly pay a 20million fee to be split evenly between them and Palace.

Sorloth said: "Even though Trabzonspor took me in like a son, I have dreams and goals in my career, and one of them was to play in the German Bundesliga because it's a great league, one of the best in the world.

"So it's with a heavy heart I chose this. But I have to think about my career and I'm not choosing away from Trabzon, I'm choosing to take the next step in my career and I hope everyone understands that."

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