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464 minutes, zero goals: £20m man sold in September endures awful form after Palace exit - Our View

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Back in September, Dougie Freedman managed to shift Alexander Sorloth to RB Leipzig for a £20 million fee, after he enjoyed a stunning 33-goal season with Trabzonspor.

It represented good business from Crystal Palace, especially after the Norwegian had struggled in English football with just one goal in 20 appearances.

Incredibly, Sorloth’s 33 goals last term meant that he outscored the Eagles’ tally of 31 Premier League goals as a collective.

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However, he is struggling in Germany after leaving Selhurst Park.

In 464 minutes of action this season, the 24-year-old has failed to score a single goal, while he hasn’t even grabbed an assist either.

Recently, the Trondheim-born striker missed a penalty for RB Leipzig in their 2-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld – it really isn’t going Sorloth’s way right now.

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In his defence, he probably feels a lot of pressure on his shoulders having effectively been brought in to replace Timo Werner, who joined Chelsea in a deal worth £47.5 million.

While nobody is taking pleasure in seeing Sorloth struggle in the Bundesliga, his poor form does reflect well on Palace’s decision to sell him, and for a significant fee.

It might’ve been tempting to hand the centre-forward another chance after his stunning 33-goal haul last term. However, the south Londoners seemingly resisted that temptation and rightly decided to cash in.

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