Sociedad to sign Tottenham 2021 target after £63m move to Newcastle
Real Sociedad are set to sign former Tottenham target Alexander Sorloth on loan for a second season as a replacement for Alexander Isak, who joined Newcastle United this week for a club-record transfer fee.
According to Bild, the Norway international is already undergoing a medical with the La Liga outfit ahead of his return to the Basque Country, with Sorloth set to sign for Sociedad on loan for a second year with no option to buy despite the recent departure from Isak of £63 million. in Newcastle.
A flagged target for Tottenham last year, Sorloth scored eight goals in all competitions for Sociedad after joining the club on loan from RB Leipzig, where the 26-year-old striker struggled to adjust to life in the Bundesliga despite being a reliable goalscorer elsewhere. .
Despite Sociedad having more than enough funds to sign Sorloth on a permanent deal, the La Liga outfit have decided to simply defer the striker on loan for another year, with a decision on the future. of the Scandinavian likely to be decided next year at the end of this period. new loan period.
Indeed, Daniel Levy’s decision not to sign Sorloth in 2021 has apparently paid off, with the striker failing to match the goals Harry Kane and Heung-min Son struck last season for Tottenham, the pair of strikers being a key reason behind Spurs. ‘ the top four finish the last campaign.
With Antonio Conte this summer bringing in Richarlison from Everton, Tottenham’s attacking depth is arguably the best it has been in a few years, and Sorloth’s latest loan spell at Sociedad is a testament to where they are now. striker in his career.
Sociedad Sorloth signing is a solid replacement for Isak
While Sorloth never made it to Tottenham, replacing Isak at Sociedad is a smart move for the La Liga side given the similarities between the Norwegian and the Swede, with the former Crystal Palace star set to impress when his second year in Spain.
Eight goals last season is a solid return for the Nordic striker, and without Isak to share the starting striker role with, Sorloth has the potential to truly become his own at Sociedad this season, and the striker could have huge impact this campaign. if he can get back to form as soon as possible.
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