Alexander Sörloth’s time at RB Leipzig is apparently coming to an end. As the image reported, the Norwegian will leave Saxony after just one season and move to Real Sociedad in Spain. Reports from Spain confirmed this.
According to the Spanish journalist Marco Antonio Sande from the radio station COPE the first division team and Sörloth agree. Pipe Serra from the Spanish TV broadcaster Win Sports adds that a loan for 1.5 million euros and a subsequent purchase option in the amount of 8.5 million euros are being sought.
On the first two match days of the Bundesliga, the 25-year-old, who had cost RB 20 million euros in the summer of 2020 and is bound until 2025, was no longer in the Red Bulls’ squad. Olympique Marseille, AS Roma and clubs from Russia and Turkey are also said to have expressed interest in signing the tall attacker, but the Basques are now apparently making the race.
Sörloth’s father Goran had already made it clear on Norwegian television last week that “150 percent” of his son would leave Leipzig. He had scored six goals and placed three hits in 37 games for the Saxons, but could not prevail over the long term. With the commitment of Frankfurt’s Andre Silva, RB has already anticipated a Sörloth departure.
Another new addition, Brian Brobbey, as well as Yussuf Poulsen and Hee-chan Hwang are available as alternatives. At the beginning of the year, Sörloth had in an interview with the Sports buzzer made it clear that the demands in the Bundesliga give him difficulties: “Here you place a lot more emphasis on tactics because the opponents are so much better, at RB Leipzig even more. That was a big change for me.”