New signing in attack! Die Roten Bullen have signed attacker Alexander Sørloth, effective immediately. RB Leipzig reached an agreemend with Crystal Palace and Trabzonspor for a transfer for the 24-year-old. The Norway international has signed a five-year contract until 2025 and will wear the number 19 shirt.
Sørloth, who stands at 1.95m tall, started his career at Rosenborg BK and went on to play for FC Groningen (Eredevise, Netherlands), FC Midtjylland (Superligaen, Denmark), Crystal Palace (Premier League, England) and KAA Gent (Jupiler Pro League, Belgium).
The attacker spent last season on loan at Turkish Süper Lig side Trabzonspor, where he scored 33 goals and registered eleven assists in 49 competitive games. The Norwegian international has picked up 24 caps for his country, making his debut in 2016.
Welcome to Leipzig, Alexander!
CEO Oliver Mintzlaff:
- "We're very pleased with the signing of Alexander Sørloth. Successfully pulling off this complex transfer was only made possible thanks to the good co-operation among our team, who I'd expressly like to thank. Not only does Alexander fit our philosophy perfectly, he is a tough centre forward who can also play out wide, who is the missing piece to our squad-planning puzzle this season."
Sporting director Markus Krösche:
- "In Alexander Sørloth, we've signed the player who we targeted for the open position in attack. He is a very physical and technically adept player, and is gifted in the air and finishing. Alexander has all the capabilities that are important for our style of football. He's just had a fantastic season in Turkey, where he could demonstrate his qualities as a goalscorer and also as a chance creator. We're looking forward to working together to achieve our objectives for the new season."
New signing Alexander Sørloth:
- "After the initial talks, it quickly became clear to me that I wanted to play for RB Leipzig. The club were impressive in the league last season, and even more so in the Champions League. The attacking brand of football that Julian Nagelsmann plays suits me well. I'm looking forward to challenge together in the Bundesliga as well as the Champions League."
Alexander Sørloth overview:
Name: Alexander Sørloth
Date of birth: 5th December 1995 in Trondheim (Norwegen)
Age: 24 years
Height: 1.95 metres
Position: Centre forward
Squad number: 19
from 09/2020: RB Leipzig
08/2019 to 09/2020: Trabzonspor (loan)
01/2019 to 06/2019: KAA Gent (loan)
01/2018 to 09/2020: Crystal Palace
01/2017 to 01/2018: FC Midtjylland
01/2016 to 01/2017: FC Groningen
01/2015 to 12/2015: FK Bodø/Glimt (loan)
07/2013 to 01/2016: Rosenborg BK
Süper Lig: 34 games | 24 goals | 9 assists
Eredivisie: 37 games | 5 goals | 4 assists
Premier League: 16 games
Jupiler Pro League: 9 games | 3 goals | 1 assists
Turkish Cup: 7 games | 7 goals | 1 assists
UEFA Europa League (inc. Qualification and Play-Offs): 18 games | 7 goals | 2 assists
Norwegian national team: 24 games | 8 goals | 2 assists