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Okan exclusive: Crystal Palace striker Sorloth not ready for Real Madrid, Bayern Munich

Istanbul Basaksehir manager Okan Buruk has claimed Alexander Sorloth does not have the "qualities" to play for Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

Crystal Palace surprisingly forked out £9m on deadline day in 2019 to sign Sorloth from Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Standing at 6ft 4in, the Norwegian striker was expected to dominate the physical aspects of Premier League football.

However, he scored just once in 20 appearances for the club and was shipped out on loan, first to Gent and then Trabzonspor.

To his credit, Sorloth has been excellent in Turkey this season, having scored 33 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions.

A report in Turkish outlet Fanatik claimed last month that Real, Bayern, Manchester United and Chelsea, among others, were eyeing the striker.

Buruk has come up against the Trabzonspor striker Sorloth, and although the Turkey legend was impressed by his efforts, he believes joining one of Europe's biggest clubs might be a step too high for the 24-year-old.

He told Tribalfootball: "Sorloth has done very well in this season, up to now, in Turkey. He is a good player, but I don't think he has the qualities to play in Munich or Madrid, he's not on those levels.

"When we played against him, he didn't score against us: we knew him well, we knew his skills. So, we didn't do nothing special, but just played well: so, he didn't score against us."

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