Following his transfer to the Bundesliga giant Leipzig, Alexander Sørloth admitted that he has a lot of work to do to learn the German language.
Talk about Sørloth’s transfer to Germany has been going on for a long time.
On Tuesday, the last details fell into place, and on Wednesday he met the press as a Leipzig player for the first time.
At the press conference, he was, among other things, asked about his German language skills.
“They’re bad. Very bad. I have to start with lessons, and hopefully, I will learn quickly.
The most important thing, in the beginning, is to learn the football vocabulary so that I can keep up with what the coach says,” the man from Trøndelag said with a smile.
Talked to Haaland
He refrained from quantifying the number of goals he could contribute to Leipzig after his transfer from Trabzonspor.
” I don’t like quantifying targets. The most important thing is to help the team. Goals and goal-scoring assists are a bonus,” Sørloth, who scored 24 goals in Turkey last season, said.
At Wednesday’s press conference, Sørloth also revealed that he was in contact with his Bundesliga colleague and Norway teammate Erling Braut Haaland on Tuesday.
“He congratulated me yesterday. We only talked briefly. We will probably have more time to talk when we meet with the national team in a month,” Sørloth added.
Medical check-up completed
Sørloth completed the mandatory medical check-up on Tuesday.
The transfer fee for the Norwegian striker will be just over NOK 250 million, according to German and British media.
Sørloth was sold to Crystal Palace from Danish Midtjylland in January of 2018 but did not make it to the Premier League.
However, being on loan to Turkish Trabzonspor over the past year has been a success story.
The 24-year-old became the top scorer in Turkey with 24 goals in 34 games.
He also scored in the cup final, where Trabzonspor won 2-0 over Alanyaspor.
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