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RB Leipzig complete Sørloth signing

By Rune Gjerulff

Alexander Sørloth has signed a five-year deal with RB Leipzig.

Alexander Sørloth.
Alexander Sørloth.

RB Leipzig have completed the signing of Norwegian international striker Alexander Sørloth.


The 24-year-old, who joined Trabzonspor from Crystal Palace on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy last summer, has signed a five-year deal with 'Die Roten Bullen'.

The parties are understood to have agreed a deal worth €20 million plus €2 million in bonuses, with the fee set to be equally shared between Trabzonspor and Crystal Palace. Additionally, Trabzonspor will receive 20 percent of any future transfer fee.

"We're very pleased with the signing of Alexander Sørloth. Successfully pulling off this complex transfer was only made possible thanks to the good co-operation among our team, who I'd expressly like to thank. Not only does Alexander fit our philosophy perfectly, he is a tough centre forward who can also play out wide, who is the final piece to our puzzle this season," said RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.

Sørloth, who found the net 33 times in 49 games for Trabzonspor last season, commented:

"After the initial talks, it quickly became clear that I wanted to play for RB Leipzig. The club were impressive in the league last season, and even more so in the Champions League. The attacking brand of football that Julian Nagelsmann plays suits me well. I'm looking forward to challenge together in the Bundesliga as well as the Champions League."


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