Southampton are lining up a move for RB Leipzig striker Alexander Sorloth following the shock departure of Danny Ings.

According to the Athletic, the 25-year-old attacker is one of the options Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are monitoring to replace Ings.

Sorloth scored just six goals for Leipzig last campaign as the Norwegian international was tasked with replacing Timo Werner.

The departure of Ings will be a massive blow to the Saints ahead of next season. The former Liverpool attacker was one of the Premier League’s most consistent goalscorers over the past two years.

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And Southampton will have to act smart if they are to replace the attacker.

Indeed, Sorloth is a different type of striker compared to Ings. But the former Crystal Palace attacker has proven to be a fearsome goalscorer when playing for the right club.

In the 2019/20 season with Turkish side Trabzonspor, Sorloth became the club’s top-scoring foreign player in a single season with a staggering 33 goals in all competitions.

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At 6’4”, Sorloth is a wrecking ball of a striker. And although the attacker never scored a Premier League goal for Palace, the former Midtjylland star has grown leaps and bounds since his spell with the south London side.

With Leipzig likely to sell given Sorloth’s somewhat poor debut year in Germany, Southampton could be a new home for the Scandinavian attacker who might return to the Premier League with a vengeance to impress after disappointing with Palace three seasons ago.

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