Bundesliga Giant, Leipzig FC, Signs Norwegian Striker Sorloth

Leipzig signs Alexander Sorloth from Crystal Palace for 20 million Euros. After selling Werner to Chelsea ...

Leipzig signs Alexander Sorloth from Crystal Palace for 20 million Euros. After selling Werner to Chelsea the Bundesliga giant has been looking for a striker replacement. The team is seeking to strengthen their attacking power to remain competitive in their division.

Norwegian Alexander Sorloth has been enlisted to join his countryman Erling Braut Haaland at the Bundesliga. This comes after signing for RB Leipzig on Tuesday. He replaces German striker Timo Werner who left for the EPL.

Alexander Sorloth and Haaland celebrate goal in Norway shirt
Haaland and Sorloth celebrate goal while playing fopr Norway.

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The German club reportedly paid Crystal Palace 20 million euros ($23 million) for the 24-year-old.  Sorloth scored 33 goals and set up 11 more in 49 competitive games last season. He was on loan to the Turkish side Trabzonspor.

Furthermore, Jan Age Fjortoft, former Norway striker and Sky Sports pundit, asserted that Sorloth would light up the Bundesliga.

“The offensive football played under (head coach) Julian Nagelsmann ideally suits his style of play”, Jan said. On the other hand, Sorloth said that he is looking forward to the challenge in the Bundesliga.

The Bundesliga is arguably the fastest league in the world where only the best talents can be absorbed. RB Leipzig, the fans, and the whole of Bundesliga are looking forward to Alexander Sorloth. Read more about the transfers here.

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His massive physique, at 1.94m, as well as a strong left foot combined with excellent header game will be put to German style soccer test.

However, Fjortoft said that Sorloth could have the same impact as 19-year-old Haaland.  Haaland scored 18 goals in his first 20 games for Dortmund, another major club in German Football.

Manchester United, Tottenham Spurs, and other top tier European clubs had also been eyeing Sorloth. As a result of his stellar performance in English and Turkish football.

Timo Werner breaks goal-scoring record in his final match for RB Leipzig

Timo Werner is now RB Leipzig’s all-time top goalscorer after he scored a brace against Augsburg yesterday in his last match for the club.

He scored an opening goal in the first half which put him on 94 goals for the club breaking a new record.

The German international added his second and last goal for the club in the 2nd half, bringing his total goals to 95 ahead of his transfer to Chelsea. Werner’s transfer to the blues was confirmed this month.

Leipzig’s win against Augsburg secured them third place in the Bundesliga with Werner taking his goals tally to 28 in 34 matches this season.

Timo Werner, who joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in the year 2016, has gone beyond 20 league goals in a campaign with his first coming in 2016/2017 where he scored 21 goals for Leipzig.

Werner will move to Chelsea next week on a fee of €53million. However, he will not be able to play for his new club until next season.

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