Premier League flop almost completes surprise transfer to Champions League semi-finalist

Julian Nagelsmann is making rapid moves to replace departed striker Timo Werner.

RB Leipzig are not one of those mid-tier clubs to rest on their laurels. To ensure that Champions League semi-final was not a fluke, the Bundesliga side is acting promptly in the transfer market to plug the holes visible in the squad.

Losing out on their prolific marksman Timo Werner to Chelsea, It would have been an upscale task to replace the Germany international’s attacking numbers if not for their astute scouting network. Leipzig, already, have managed to lure Hwang Hee-Chan from their sister club RB Salzburg.

Further strengthening their forward line, Leipzig have identified a prolific striker in Alexander Sorloth to fill up the attacking numbers for the upcoming season. The Norway international was sent out on loan by Crystal Palace after failing to make an impact in the Premier League.

Spending the 2019/20 campaign on loan after an underwhelming spell with the Eagles, Sorloth aced the scoring charts in the Turkish league with 24 goals for Trabzonspor. Nagelsmann values the physical dimension that would be added to Leipzig’s attack should the Norwegian signs for them.

Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sørloth is in ‘final negotiations’ with RB Leipzig, who are eyeing him up as a replacement for Timo Werner.

Sørloth is in ‘final negotiations’ with the Champions League semi-finalists. (Sport Witness)

This transfer surely comes as a major surprise for a striker who had a difficult time trying to redirect his career path, which surely became aimless during a poor spell with Crystal Palace.

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Sorloth is bound to have a major opportunity to showcase his abilities under Julian Nagelsmann, whose constructive football could sharpen the forward’s skills further, building a platform to relish a prolific career in the European circuit.

Before this move finalises, there are a few constraints to be solved as Trabzonspor seem to have tied the Norway marksman on a two-year loan deal, which could be a sticking point while formulating a move to RB Leipzig. The player would definitely cost around £20million

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