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Out On Loan
at Gent

Alexander Sørloth

Forward

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Biography

Date of birth

05/12/1995

Height

193 cm

Signed

31/01/2018

Country

Norway

Palace moved to bring in Norway international Sorloth on transfer deadline day in January 2018 from Danish club FC Midtjylland.

The son of Goran, who won 55 caps for Norway between 1985 and 1994, Alexander came through the ranks at Rosenborg, and after signing his first professional contract in 2013 he made his first-team debut in a Europa League tie with Crusaders where it took just 12 minutes to open his goalscoring account.

After only 10 first-team appearances, Sørloth was allowed to depart on loan to FK Bodø/Glimt for the 2015 season where the 19-year-old showed his capabilities by notching an impressive 13 goals in 26 league appearances.

He then moved permanently to Groningen but he would play just 39 times across two seasons in Holland, scoring six goals. However, his talents were noticed by the Norwegian national side and he won his first full cap in May 2016 in a friendly against Portugal, scoring his only international goal to date against Iceland in his second appearance three days later.

In July 2017 he jumped at the chance for a fresh start with Midtjylland, and netted 10 times in his 19 Superliga appearances to fire them to the top of the table. He would also find the net four times in six Europa League qualifiers to alert the Eagles who handed him a first crack at English football against Everton at Goodison Park in February 2018.

In January 2019 he joined Belgian club KAA Gent on loan until the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

On 4 August 2019, the forward joined Turkish side Trabzonspor on a two-year loan switch.

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