Sorloth Joins The Eagles On Transfer Deadline Day
Palace completed the signing of Norwegian striker Alexander Sørloth for an undisclosed fee to become the third signing of the January transfer window.
The 22-year-old joins the Eagles from Danish side, FC Midtjylland and has signed a four and a half year contract. He will wear the number nine shirt.
The Trondheim born striker is a full international after making his debut in 2016. His career started at Strindheim before joining Rosenborg to continue his footballing education. After time spent in the reserves and youth teams, Sorloth made his first team debut in 2013 and went on to have a loan spell with FC Bodo/Glimt in 2015.
A move from Norway took place in 2016 when he joined Dutch side FC Groningen before signing for FC Midtjyland in 2017 where in only a short spell with the Danish side, he impressed with his goalscoring record.
Talking to the official club website, the son of former Rosenborg and Norwegian international Goran Sorloth, showed his excitement about the move:
“It’s a big club with ambition, a good club that takes good care of its players. It feels amazing, it’s a dream come true to play in the Premier League. I’ve dreamt about this since I was six years old. My short term aim is to try and make my debut as quickly as possible, show my skills on the training ground – and hopefully the manager likes what he sees.”
Welcome to Palace Alexander!