4 Things You Need to Know About Crystal Palace's New Signing Alexander Sørloth

Despite not having the most successful transfer window, considering the type of players they were continually associated with, Crystal Palace did indeed bring in a few players that they could strengthen their squad with for the remainder of this season.


One of those players is promising young Norwegian Alexander Sørloth, who will hopefully become part of Palace's setup in the future.


As he was an unused substitute in Palace's 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Sunday, most fans still don't know exactly what the lad can do.


With that in mind, here's four key things you need to know about Palace's new boy:

1. HE'S A STRIKER!!!!!!!

Well it's about time Palace had a new front man!


After losing Connor Wickham to injury what seems like a century ago, Bakary Sako now out for the rest of the season and Christian Benteke not really able to do the job all on his own, another striking option for Roy Hodgson was a must-have in the January window.


And as the next item on this list shows, he could well be the new star man within a few weeks...

2. He's Very Much In-Form

Palace paid £9m for Sørloth's services on deadline day and were obviously made aware of the striker given his conversion rate this season.


Sørloth left Danish side FC Midtjylland after making 26 appearances so far this season, during which time he put away an impressive 15 goals.


Granted the Danish league is a different kettle of fish to the Premier League, but if he'd done that for Palace in the first half of this season, they'd be a lot higher than they are now.


He'd also be the fourth highest scorer in the league...

3. His Height

As you can see from the snap above, Sørloth isn't that much shorter than Marouane Fellaini and Thibaut Courtois, who are themselves very lofty men.


Sørloth himself stands at an impressive 193cm (6"3), making him the fourth tallest striker in the league behind Fernando Llorente, Zlatan Ibrahmiovic and finally Peter Crouch.


With Palace having two very strong wingers in Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, he could fit in very well in a front line that whips in dangerous balls into the box...

4. He's Already Gained Some Vital Experience

As it always is for a player entering the Premier League for the first time, it may take some time to adjust to everything.


However, the experiences the player has already gained helps massively and Sørloth has already collected several vital accomplishments.


He's made his European debut, having played in six Europa League games for Midtjylland this season.


He's also a full-international with 12 caps and one goal under his belt for the Norwegian national side.


With a resume like that, at his age, this lad could well be destined for great things in the Premier League...

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