Alexander Sørloth left Midtjylland and made a switch to Crystal Palace in January 2018.

Under Roy Hodgson’s guidance, the striker failed to start in the Premier League this season and limited playing time at Selhurst Park saw the Eagles allow the Norwegian to go out on loan to Gent in the winter market.

The English club allowed the 23-year-old to join the Jupiler Pro League outfit on a temporary deal without a purchase option. Since making a switch to Belgium, he’s scored four goals and registered two assists in all competitions.

According to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, Gent’s board member Michel Louwagie told ‘Extra Time’ that his side ‘wants to’ make an attempt to retain the player beyond his loan spell.

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Sørloth’s contract at Crystal Palace runs down in 2022, after they paid €10m to secure his services last year. HLN claims if Hodgson’s side consider sanctioning the player’s sale, they would be looking to recover a large sum of the fee paid to Midtjylland.

For this reason, the operation to sign Sørloth for Gent is ‘not a simple task’.