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Should Alexander Sørloth get a second chance?


Alexander Sørloth has hit top form since going out on loan to Turkish side Trabzonspor, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in just 12 games for the Süper Lig side. 

The 23-year-old striker has also been in great form for Norway and has bagged four goals in five appearances since the start of this season.

Many fans will be surprised at the Norweigan’s upturn in form from what they saw throughout the season and a half he spent at Palace. But his prolific scoring form has seen some bizarre rumours arise regarding Palace trying to get Sørloth back to Selhurst Park. Meanwhile, Trabzonspor seem interested in making Sørloth’s loan deal permanent. 

Certain reports are suggesting that Palace have offered Christian Benteke in a swap deal for Sørloth to return to Palace. Many fans would be happy to see the back of Benteke, but they would also be looking to bring in a new striker to the club to replace him. We have been linked with several strikers recently: Alfredo Morelos, Odsonne Edouard, and Rhian Brewster have all been reported as targets for us in January.

Being ambitious and attempting to bring in a proven striker would be the ideal situation. If not, a new face can often lift the club. Therefore, a new signing should be the priority rather than attempting to reclaim a striker who has shown good form in just a third of a season, with all due respect, in a league that probably doesn’t have the same calibre of players as the Premier League.

Sørloth was sent on a two-year-long loan for a reason because he needed a second chance elsewhere. Admittedly, he wasn’t given a run of games under Hodgson at Palace, but it would be a risk to bring him back and many would favour an attempt to sign a new striker, which we have desperately needed for the last two seasons.

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