Crystal Palace will allow striker Alexander Sorloth to go on loan to Belgian club KAA Genk until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports News.

The 23-year-old Norway international arrived in London at the end of last year’s January transfer window, signing for the Eagles from Danish club FC Midtjylland.

After playing four Premier League games for Crystal Palace in February and March last season, Sorloth has slipped down the pecking order.

This season, he is yet to make a Premier League start for the Eagles and has not even made the bench for the last three games.

While he started all three of Palace’s EFL Cup matches, scoring against Swansea City in the second round, he has not established himself in the first team as he would have liked and disappointed when given a chance against Grimsby Town in the FA Cup.

As Eagles boss Roy Hodgson has Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew (until the end of January, at least) and Connor Wickham at his disposal, Sorloth’s chances before the end of the season will be limited.

Furthermore, Palace are expected to add another striker during the transfer window having reportedly pulled out of a deal to sign Dominic Solanke from Liverpool.

That would leave Sorloth even less likely to get playing time, and his record of one goal in 19 matches since joining the Eagles does not do him any favours.

If the report is accurate, it looks as if he has therefore come to terms with the fact that if he is to play regularly he will have to do so outside of England

He is already no stranger to football on the continent. Prior to his time with Palace and Midtjylland, he spent 18 months with FC Groningen in the Netherlands.


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