‘Meeting with Tottenham’- Club chief confirms potential Spurs signing

Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has confirmed the club are set to meet with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential deal for the Lilywhites to sign striker Alexander Sorloth. 

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has stated he wants the club to sign a new centre forward before the transfer window closes, with Harry Kane the side’s only option to lead the line. 

Tottenham have been linked with plenty of new faces, but as yet there has been no progress on any deal to land a striker. 

Sorloth is on loan at Trabzonspor from Crystal Palace and has been in free-scoring form in Turkey, which will have caught Spurs’ attention. 

The Super Lig side have the option to buy the Norwegian centre forward at the end of the two-year deal, with his future up in the air. 

Agaoglu has confirmed Tottenham are one of the teams interested in landing Sorloth this summer – and the player wants to leave the Turkish side. 

“Sorloth wants to go,” the Trabzonspor president explained in an interview with Fanatik 

“But there is no way that we will agree immediately for every player who wants to leave. We are meeting with Leipzig and Tottenham, ourselves and Crystal Palace.  

“We are both entitled to this transfer, we will act in Trabzonspor’s best interests. This team has something people still don’t understand: It grows, sells, develops and sells. It does not sink money into the players it buys.” 

Sorloth, 24, struggled to make an impact in the Premier League after signing for Palace from Danish side FC Midtylland and failed to score in 16 outings for the Eagles. 

However, the reported Tottenham target scored 24 times in 34 outings for Trabzonspor last season.