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Leipzig sign Norway striker Sorloth on five-year deal

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Super Lig - Besiktas vs Trabzonspor - Vodafone Arena, Istanbul, Turkey - February 22, 2020 Trabzonspor's Alexander Sorloth celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

(Reuters) - RB Leipzig have signed Norway striker Alexander Sorloth from Premier League side Crystal Palace on a five-year contract, the Bundesliga club said here on Tuesday.

Sorloth, 24, spent last season on loan at Turkish club Trabzonspor, where he scored 33 goals in 49 games in all competitions.

Trabzonspor confirmed that they will split the 20 million euro ($23.42 million) transfer fee with Palace.

“The attacking football favoured by (manager) Julian Nagelsmann suits my playing style perfectly,” Sorloth said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.”

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Toby Davis

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