Trabzonspor have demanded that Real Madrid pay €50m (£42m) for Alexander Sorloth if they are to buy him from them, as reported by AsistAnaliz.
The Norway international is still technically on loan at the Turkish Super Lig club from Crystal Palace, but have an option to buy him for €6m (£5m).
With that in mind, Palace fans have been left in disbelief by this latest report.
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In his final season at Selhurst Park, Sorloth didn’t manage a single Premier League start, being limited to 12 substitute appearances, recording no goals or assists during that time.
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However, he has had a complete turnaround of fortunes at Trabzonspor, and has made 22 starts in the league so far, with a very impressive return of 19 goals and six assists.
That form has led to the offer from Spanish giants Real Madrid, with one fan simply saying that they have “no words”.
Fantastic piece of business this.
Brought for £8M, selling via an option to buy clause for €6M, only to be sold to Real Madrid for €50M immediately afterwards.
Meanwhile, we keep the striker on £110k a week who has scored 2 in 2 years, and I assume we give him a new contract. https://t.co/maqTP3OXZy
— Tom (@tfoster450) February 24, 2020
No words. https://t.co/JA1XAlVsMg
— Back Of The Nest (@BackOfTheNest) February 24, 2020
this is so Palace. https://t.co/xLfxRTWnKQ
— (@tomsabokbar) February 24, 2020
There are other fans who have seen the funny side of the situation, with one claiming that seeing the deal go through would be “hilarious and soul-crushing at the same time”.
Another has suggested that “you couldn’t get any more Palace than this”, as they could essentially be losing €44m (£37m) to Trabzonspor because of the clause.
Fans are simply shocked by the fee involved, as it turns out the club could come to massively regret their decision regarding the Norwegian.
Imagine if this actually happened, it’d somehow be hilarious and soul crushing at the same time
— James Ryan (@MisterJRyan) February 24, 2020
you couldn’t get anymore ‘Palace’ than this https://t.co/P1sUMdCclf
— Mark (@Markparsons86) February 24, 2020
Imagine another club making €50m off your player.. if you don’t laugh you’ll cry https://t.co/KjjniCQdLd
— Aidan Keys (@AidanKeys) February 24, 2020
— Michael (@M_CPFC) February 24, 2020