Back towards the end of March, there were already a few whispers that Napoli, who could be looking to sign a new striker in the summer, were interested in Alexander Sørloth.
The forward, who is currently on loan at Trabzonspor from Crystal Palace, is enjoying himself in Turkey, where he has scored 25 goals in 39 appearances so far this season.
This goalscoring ability has caught the eye of many clubs around Europe, and while Napoli aren’t actively on the hunt just yet, they are keeping their eyes peeled.
A lot, however, depends on one of their own players.
Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, relayed by CalcioNapoli24, Valter De Maggio explained the situation.
He said: “Napoli are looking for a forward, but at the moment, the priority is to try and renew the contract of Arkadiusz Milik. The club are following Azmoun at Zenit, but the new name is that of a young Norwegian who has 22 caps and six goals for his country. We’re talking about Alexander Sørloth, owned by Crystal Palace but on loan at Trabzonspor”.
It’s worth pointing out that, as we said above, the Palace forward’s name isn’t exactly new, as it was already mentioned by Ciro Venerato a couple of weeks ago.
Either way, it’s no secret Trabzonspor have the ability to sign the player permanently for €6m as per agreed in the loan deal with the Eagles, and it would be surprising if they didn’t do so in order to immediately cash in this summer.
We’ll have to wait and see, but if they don’t and decide to keep him on for an extra year (it’s a two-year loan), then said clause becomes compulsory if he plays in 50% of games during the 2020-21 season.