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Man Utd and Spurs in race for Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth

Manchester United and Tottenham are fighting it out to sign Alexander Sorloth, the Crystal Palace striker, reports say.

The two Premier League clubs are eager to sign the 24-year-old, who scored a whopping 33 goals while on loan at Trabzonspor last season, according to Turkish outlet Asist Analiz.

Sorloth was due to complete a transfer on Monday to RB Leipzig, but at the last minute, his medical with the German club was cancelled, the article adds.

“I spoke to him prior to coming over obviously when we were speaking,” Bale said on BT Sport. “He’s spoken to me about a few positions that he would like me to play and obviously I’m happy with that.

“Obviously he’s a big key incumbent, he’s a household name, he’s a winner and I think he’s the perfect fit for Tottenham.

“We all want to win trophies and he knows how to better than anyone so hopefully this season can be that season. What every Tottenham fan wants is a trophy so we’ll be trying as hard as we can in every competition to do that.”

Jose Mourinho made it no secret that there was a new striker on the market to provide back-up for Harry Kane.
Negotiations to sign Sorloth, however, will be difficult because his Trabzonspor loan will not expire until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

On Saturday, Gareth Bale completed his return to Spurs, signing a season-long loan from Real Madrid, where he has spent the past seven years, while Sergio Reguilon also arrived on a permanent contract from Los Blancos.

And Bale is sure Mourinho will bring trophies to Spurs and is looking forward to working with the boss who attempted to sign him twice previously.

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