Widely expected to be heading to RB Leipzig, Alexander Sørloth appear to have had his move to Germany cancelled because of either Tottenham or Manchester United.
The first bit of information comes from SportBuzzer, who explain the Norway international saw his scheduled medical with the Bundesliga side ‘cancelled at short notice’.
‘Everything had been clear between Sørloth and the Bundesliga club for a long time’, and it was the negotiations between Trabzonspor, Crystal Palace and Leipzig that ‘seemed to be more problematic’.
Why the cancellation took place hasn’t been revealed in Germany, but there is a bit more information in Turkey thanks to Asist Analiz.
The Turkish website reported on social media Trabzonspor have ‘received an offer from a very big English club’ for the striker, who ‘was told to wait’.
Alexander Sørloth'un Tottenham veya Manchester United'dan herhangi bir tanesine transfer olacağı öğrenildi! pic.twitter.com/3ZzpzuW1ij
— Asist Analiz (@AsistAnaliz) September 21, 2020
Then, a bit later, they followed up on that with a claim that ‘it has been learned that Alexander Sørloth will be transferring to either Tottenham or Manchester United’.
It’s no secret that Spurs are keen on a new forward, and they themselves have been heavily linked with a move for the goalscorer, but the Red Devils’ inclusion is new.
Their need for a striker isn’t as desperate as Tottenham’s, with the right-wing a more pressing matter at this moment in time.
Then again, with versatile forwards already at the club, the arrival of Sørloth could give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a target point for his other players to move around.
We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this as it’s early days, but rest assured we’ll be keeping an eye on it.