Alexander Sørloth’s Crystal Palace problems may soon be over

Alexander Sørloth & Crystal Palace

Few in south London had ever heard of Alexander Sørloth when he joined Crystal Palace a year ago.

Palace reportedly paid Danish side FC Midtjylland £9 million for Sørloth.

The Norwegian international striker agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Eagles.

However twelve months later, the Sørloth deal hasn’t been a success.

In 12 Premier League appearance this season, Sørloth has yet to score.

That comes at a time when Palace have been struggling for attacking options as Christian Benteke has been a long term absentee.

Sørloth has only scored once this season: a goal against Swansea in the League Cup.

Sørloth set for Gent move

As reported by Het Laatste Nieuws journalist Kristof Terreur, Belgian club Gent are hoping to land Sørloth this January.

Gent are planning to sign Sørloth on loan.

Will Crystal Palace include a compulsory option to buy in any loan deal for the striker?

Terreur has published quotes from Gent coach Jess Thorup confirming their club’s interest in the Eagle.

According to the updates, Sørloth may head to Spain today to complete his loan to Gent.

Gent are seventh in the Belgian top flight.

Also see: Victor Moses & Oumar Niasse: Crystal Palace transfer updates.

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