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Report – Newcastle To Scout Norwegian Striker In Turkey


There is a report from Turkish outlet Fotospor that Newcastle will scout Trabzonspor striker Alexander Sorloth this weekend. The Norwegian international is on a year-long loan from Crystal Palace.

Trabzonspor is expected to trigger the 24-year-old’s purchase clause. It’s reportedly a €6m obligation to buy if he plays in 50% of the team’s matches. He’s already scored an impressive 22 goals in all competitions for the Turkish club.

Sorloth joined Crystal Palace two Januaries ago from the Danish club Midtjylland for £9m. He failed to have an impact at Selhurst Park, scoring just one goal in his 20 appearances, though only 4 were starts with two of those on the left-wing.


Sorloth rose through the Rosenborg Academy but made just 10 first-team appearances before moving to Groningen in the Eredivisie in 2016 for a small fee. He scored just 6 goals in his 18 months in the Netherlands before moving to Denmark.

It was at Midtjylland that he found his first rich vein of form, scoring 15 goals with 9 assists in his only season before securing his lucrative move to Crystal Palace.

He’s been on loan twice since joining the Eagles spending the latter half of last season with Gent in Belgium. Crystal Palace reportedly tried to recall Sorloth from his loan recently, however the terms of the deal allowed Trabzonspor to prevent that.

Monaco and Brighton will also be sending scouts to watch Sorloth this weekend.

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179 comments so far

  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #1

    barkel
    I wasn’t having a pop at RB merely pointing out an ongoing problem with only competing for one half

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Hibbett, been watching Arma every chance I get – usually on the red button on Sky – and since they moved him forward from the wing he’s been back to his best. He was motm against Hull by a distance, capped off with a cracking 20 yd strike into the top corner.
    He’s still only 21/22 and should’ve been given a chance here, after he came back from Coventry. Rafa didn’t want to put too much pressure on a young lad, which was fair enough, but letting him go was a mistake. How we could use his finishing now – something he’s never lacked. He’s joint top scorer with Owen for the England U21 side.

    The reason we couldn’t just buy a striker in January is squad places. We’ve got four and three we’re injured – still are. We need to sell before we buy, not for financial reasons but to make way in the squad. I expect a clear out will take place in the summer, regardless of who owns us. None of our current strikers are PL class right now so it’s going to be a struggle. Ashley will not pay even more wages for players to doss around. Not many owners would.

    6
  • geordietom

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #3

    hibbit your link from previous thread #6…

    makes me more confident about the takeover , just waiting for Ashley to push the button as the guy said …

    so as i said last week and the week before i recon we are at the end game of the takeover …

    4
  • geordietom

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #4

    this takeover *

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Hibbit

    I read the article you posted and found it a bit odd.

    Isn’t the Belgian tax case over?

    Hasn’t his audit been done?

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  • jane

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #7

    “Champions League: Which goalscorer are you?”

    this is an excellent quiz apologies if it has already been posted.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51536557

    i am Kylian Mbappe

    On the field

    Stepovers, a sudden change of pace and explosive acceleration… it’s tough to find a more versatile goalscorer. You time your runs to perfection, cutting into the centre on your stronger right foot from the left wing. You’re able to dribble past defenders in a composed manner and finish with a clinical shot, all achieved while looking stylish and barely breaking a sweat.

    Off the field

    You’re the joker of the group – laid back, relaxed, though at times a little immature. When you need to buckle down and concentrate on your work you are extremely focused, but at times you wear your emotions on your sleeve, which can often end in some drama. Your fashion sense is second to none and at times you look more suited to the catwalk than the football pitch. You love a good selfie… but who doesn’t?

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  • geordietom

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #8

    i’ve just checked the date of the article ( here’s me thinking going on what OP said it was old article and its not ) …

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Jane

    ?Lionel Messi
    On the field

    One of the most prolific goalscorers of all time. What else is there to say? You are an out-and-out playmaker, you’ve got an eye for goal like few others, and your low centre of gravity allows you to change direction in the blink of an eye and start an attacking run with quality ball control. Cheeky chips, long-range free-kick screamers and stunning solo goals are all to be expected from one of the game’s GOAT contenders.

    Off the field

    ‘Loyal’ is your middle name. You know what you like and you will fight to keep it for as long as possible. At work you can be known as a bit of a control freak – you want to know what’s going on at all times – but that’s how you’ve become one of the greatest in your chosen profession. Your mates look up to you for advice and guidance, and as a natural born leader you’re more than happy to help. You also find time to relax with your family, walking the dogs or playing games

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Jib #5 Simon Jordan is a bigger tosser than your gaffa

    12
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #11

    coming home
    I just thought I’d post that link for whiners like you
    You’ve got sfa to say about footy

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh well if the completely impartial Simon Jordan and Alex Bruce say everything’s fine that’s good enough for me.

    Champions league here we come.

    12
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Geordie Tom

    The interview can’t be that old and the tax thing and the audit are done, audit months ago and the tax thing atleast a month I reckon.

    I maybe wrong but don’t think i am.

    3
  • coming home

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib you really are clueless

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  • WLtoon

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Keiron Macguire is just another so called financial expert giving his opinion, this time in the Gazette, about the possibility of a takeover, and that is all it is, an opinion.
    Another so called expert, one who is supposedly more privy to how the Arabs do their business, had said that the takeover was highly unlikely.
    It depends who you believe, i don,t think any of them are any more creditable than the other.

    2
  • toon22

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #16

    JIB

    You bothered answering the question about what are we supposed to be positive about yet ?
    Had looked but you seem to have forgotten

    What’s so good at the club you feel you must post here 24/7 about how great things are

    What do you thing is worth being positive about ?

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  • toon22

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m guessing Jabba trying to keep the entire transfer budget to buy shops with isn’t high on your list

    Or maybe it is

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  • hibbit

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    BoycottAshley ( OP)

    part of the tax problem has been sorted,bill reduced 2/3rds but still a hefty bill,
    new auditors are now in place but only just started work,

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #19

    I love Simon Jordan.

    He shows the skies the limit.

    If a clueless knacker like him can get a gig as a expert on football I’ve definitely still got a chance of flying the space shuttle.

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  • toon22

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Maybe your lovin the ultra defensive mess the teams playing at the minute
    Worst stats in all 5 leagues iirc , probably across most leagues in Europe to

    You lovin the football?

    12
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Hibbit

    Ok, not as worked out as thought.

    I thought the Belgian tax had dropped the case

    0
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon22

    Alex Bruce said so in the Chronicle so it’s fine.

    He even got Simon Jordan to chip because he knows so much about football and loves us geordies.

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  • toon22

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Maybe it’s the -2 GD under Jabba ownership

    It’s all about SD so your probably lovin it

    9
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Jordan is a failed owner who doesn’t even watch the team he supports.

    He’ll know as much about Nufc as he does on DNA sequencing.

    I reckon he’d need help to find Newcastle on a map of Northumberland.

    9
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25

    OP

    If you do get the space shuttle gig, see if you can find Chris Waddles pen from Italia 90

    5
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Droppy

    WHEN I get to fly the space shuttle I’m going to do some fly overs of Essex Bills house, wearing a ET costume.

    Just for shits n giggles

    5
  • hibbit

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #27

    i only posted the article as a conversation piece,I don’t have a clue about the validity of it but thought it was worth a read,
    got to admit Keiron Macguire can be a bit hitty missy with his pieces at times.

    0
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #28

    OP

    Ha ha ha.

    You might find the home planets of one or two on here too

    3
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Jordan well that’s him sorted took 5 minutes.

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Jib @#5
    Simon Jordan! FFS give us a break, he’s a failed football club owner! He thinks we are all deluded and should be thankful for the gift of Mike Ashley.
    Oh, sorry I forgot, so do you Jib !
    You must be coming to the end of your tether now; there’s only so much a guy can defend a car crash!

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Hibbit

    I read most of the articles when they’re put up, those things just stood out.

    Also with him giving Ashley credit for the finances I just instantly got suspicious.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #32

    When we win the FA cup this year Ashley will leave, he promised.

    Saw it on the telly.

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #33

    OP
    Tax departments don’t “drop the case”!
    They’ve probably given them an agreement to pay in instalments!

    1
  • hibbit

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #34

    op
    no problem, as far as i’m concerned it was just another read,

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Hibbit

    The more of them I read the more it’s like a game of chinese whispers.

    I agree we won’t be bought until we’re safe, be that this year or next year.

    I just wish we had a normal club, it’s hard to get excited or look foward to another season treading water

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster

    Pretty sure with the backing bruce had and a couple of shrewd buys rafa would easily have us top 8 by now. He was a work in progress and on an upward curve. Did you really not enjoy the 3 amigos.

    You say you don’t play to the crowd. Do jib and bills know that.

    8
  • fairscup

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #37

    To be fair, I think anyone would struggle to find Newcastle on a map of Northumberland

    4
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib comparing last years arsenal away performance to this oh dear it shows what power Google stat crunching has over real world events. Brush aside the capitulation of an extra two goals and look at arsenal last year and their form up to meeting us was impressive, even when they suffered first leg setbacks in Europe they efficiently turned them back to victories at home. Much more accomplished than this outfit they had our measure and we were not up to their technical standard. This year’s arsenal is a decidedly patchy affair and even having a pretty lacklustre day they still royally stuffed us because we weren’t simply not up to snuff, we were a patched up mob that hung on for a half due to individuals with skill but little match practice, and inevitably falling by the wayside as the blindingly obvious problem of lack of match practice and cohesion kicked in.

    Stop with the selective stat monkey stuff already jib. Your football analysis is decidedly and similarly patchy and substandard.

    12
  • Nufc-83

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #39

    OP just because Fede points it doesn’t mean he can relinquish the responsibility it was his man coming from a central area into his area of the 3 man defence. Lozaro position was perfect for covering that wider area just outside the post. If he challenges him he commits the foul. Even if it was his area to cover (which it wasn’t) then Fede needs to go with the big man and take responsibility to beat him in the air rather than passing him to a much smaller player that would likely get beat in a straight up challenge in the air!

    2
  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #40

    The daily jib

    Diss rafa
    Big up ash
    Big up bruce
    Oh and be an obnoxious – – –

    Job done, rinse and repeat.

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