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Alexander Sørloth to sign with RB Leipzig after Spurs cool interest

Another one off the board.

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How many backup strikers has Tottenham Hotspur been linked to this offseason? I’ve lost count. Now another potential backup to Harry Kane is off the table. Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Norwegian international and Trabzonspur striker Alexander Sørloth will sign with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

It does seem as though Tottenham were indeed interested in him, which would’ve been fine with me — he has a good goal scoring record, is a tall dude, and had some really interesting dribbling statistics and a really cool Lovecraftian-sounding name. What isn’t clear is what happened to cool Spurs on pursuing him. €22m isn’t a ton of money for a guy who’s mostly going to be used in rotation, but maybe it’s too rich for Daniel Levy’s blood? Or maybe he’s just not all that into us. Hard to say.

The other recently-linked striker is Wout Weghorst, but Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold recently poured cold water on that rumor as well, saying Spurs weren’t interested.

So who’s left? Hell if I know. Bas Dost is still out there, apparently. Troy Deeney is waiting by the phone. The return of Nando? Don’t sign a striker and just keep Dele? Sure, why not. I have no handle on this saga at all anymore and am ready to just throw up my hands. Tottenham Hotspur are linked with everybody and may or may not sign anybody — that seems like a pretty good summary at this point in time.

Hurry up, transfer window deadline. I’m tired.