Southampton are reportedly considering 25-year-old Norwegian forward Alexander Sorloth as a potential replacement for Danny Ings.
According to a report by reputed Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, Southampton have identified another option to fill the void left by the departure of Danny Ings before the summer transfer window slams shut. The Premier League outfit have set their sights on Alexander Sorloth.
Alexander Sorloth might only be 25 years old at the moment, but he has already had quite a career, wherein he has been a typical journeyman. So far in his senior footballing career, the Norwegian has represented as many as eight clubs already, with his latest stint being at RB Leipzig, whom he joined from Crystal Palace last summer.
The move has not exactly worked out for Sorloth, who has an average tally of six goals and three assists in 37 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. However, despite being far from a prolific forward, the player has no shortage of suitors, with Southampton keen on signing him, as per Ekrem Konur.
Southampton are in a spot of bother following the departure of Danny Ings, who has joined Aston Villa this summer in a shock move. While the talented Che Adams can potentially be a long-term replacement for the former Liverpool forward, there is very little quality beyond the Scotsman, with Michael Obafemi and Shane Long being far from consistent.
As a result, it is hardly surprising that Southampton are in the market for a striker in the last few weeks of the summer transfer window. To that end, one of the options identified by the Saints is Tammy Abraham, although they face stiff competition from Arsenal and West Ham United, among others in his pursuit.
So, it is prudent if Southampton keep their options open, with Sorloth now emerging as a viable target. While the 25-year-old has not shown that he has what it takes to truly replace someone like Ings, he is well-versed with the challenges of the Premier League, having previously represented Crystal Palace.
What now remains to be seen is if Southampton firm up their interest in Sorloth by launching the offensive for him. Having said that, it will not be surprising to see him exit Bundesliga to return to the Premier League, with St. Mary’s a potential destination.