Three reasons Newcastle must hijack Crystal Palace’s Alexander Sorloth move

According to reports in The Sun, Crystal Palace have had a £9m bid rejected for FC Midtjylland striker Alexander Sorloth as they look to sign a new centre-forward before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday.

The Sun says that the Eagles will now consider an improved package to land the 6ft 4in attacker before the close of play on Wednesday, with manager Roy Hodgson determined to provide Christian Benteke with some competition up top.

Sky Sports add that the south London club’s budget for a new striker this month is between £10-12m, which suggests that they are confident that they will be able to bring the Norway international to Selhurst Park for a fee in that price range.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United lost out to Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion in the race to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on loan on Monday, and Rafa Benitez is still yet to add the centre-forward to his squad that he wanted to this month.

The Magpies have only scored 22 goals in their 24 top flight matches this season with the Tyneside outfit are in desperate need of reinforcements in attack, and bringing Sorloth to St James’ Park could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Newcastle must hijack Crystal Palace’s move for the 22-year-old…