By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Reports: Despite lack of purchase option, Sociedad eager to acquire Sørloth permanently

As reported by Norway's Dagbladet and Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, Real Sociedad are prepared to take steps to permanently secure RB Leipzig striker Alexander Sørloth. 
After a brief flirtation with former RB Leipzig trainer Domenico Tedesco at the beginning of summer training camp, Norwegian striker Alexander Sørloth was shipped back out on loan to Real Socieadad when the German club's summer transfer window left him with little prospects in the squad. The 26-year-old has made no secret of his desire to remain with the Spanish outfit, at which he has achieved a modicum of success.

"I am very, very happy in Spain, I have never hidden that," Sørloth recently confided to Norway's Dagbladet. If there is a permanent move, I will be very, very happy."

Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, writing on twitter, confirms that the Basque club does wish to permanently purchase the 45-times-capped international. According to multiple media reports, however, there isn't actually a purchase clause built into Sørloth's current loan arrangement.

Leipzig will certainly wish to recoup some of the recored €20 million they paid during a complex triple-club tug-of-war back in the autumn of 2020. The player's current estimated market value has fallen to an estimated €10 million in the latest transfermarkt listings.

Sociedad may find newly appointed RB sporting director Max Eberl a tough negotiator in the months to come.

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