Crystal Palace ‘Need’ 21-Goal Striker Says Ian Wright Amid Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Norway's forward Alexander Sorloth (C) reacts at the end of the match against of Romania during the Euro 2020 Group F qualification football match Romania v Norway in Bucharest, Romania, on October 15, 2019. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Crystal Palace striker and BBC 5 Live Sport football pundit Ian Wright thinks that Alexander Sorloth is the man the Eagles need right now.

Sorloth failed to score a single goal in the Premier League last season so you can understand why Crystal Palace allowed him to join Trabzonspor on loan.

Palace loaned Sorloth to Trabzonspor on a two-season deal with a €6m [£5m] buy option.

It probably seemed a good deal at the time but Sorloth has gone onto score 21 goals and provide six assists in all competitions.

The Norway international has giving the Black Sea based side a fighting chance of winning their first league title in decades.

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“We’re looking at Sorloth, he’s gone to Trabzonspor, and I know that he wasn’t quite kicking off here, but as a striker, you kind of just wait, because something might happen,” Wright said speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.

“Now he’s got something like 21 goals in something like 32 games, you need something like that at Palace.”

Palace meanwhile have scored 23 goals in the Premier League this term.

There is however, one major problem. Palace did not include a callback clause for 24-year-old striker.

To make matters worse the Aksam [via Turkish-Football] newspaper reported yesterday that Aston Villa are prepared to pay £15m for Sorloth.

In other words, Trabzonspor would use their buy option and sell the inform striker for a £10m profit.