Crystal Palace allowed Alexander Sorloth join Gent on loan for the remainder of the season.
At the Jupiler Pro League club, he reunited with his former manager Jess Thorup and it was under the latter’s guidance, the 23-year-old impressed during his time at FC Midtjylland.
After sealing the temporary move to Belgium, the striker gave an interview to Norway’s TV2, where he explained why he joined Gent and how the deal took shape for the winter transfer.
“The reason I chose Gent is that I had Jens as coach in FCM, and he got the best out of me there. Gent is a team that will attack and score lots of goals, and I think that suits me well,” he said.
“The contact with Gent came about two weeks ago, and after that, things went very quickly. This was the right move for me.”
Having joined the Eagles last January, the Norway international made four starts in the Premier League.
“It started well in the Premier League, I got right in and got to play some games and thought I was doing my things well. Then I got an injury. This season has been tough,” the attacker explained.
Despite the difficulties he’s faced during the last year in top flight club competition in England, Sorloth believes he can prove his worth in the Premier League.
He remains hopeful that a loan move to Gent could boost his chances of getting in the Palace XI.
“The reason for the loan move is to regain your confidence and play football matches and hopefully score some goals and get stronger back,” Sorloth added.
“I still have three years left of the contract with Palace and have the belief that I can still play in the Premier League.”