Alexander Isak is having a busy summer. Selected with Sweden, he is currently participating in Euro 2020. Holder against Spain (0-0, 68 minutes played), the striker, who had been to his advantage, then continued for 90 minutes against Slovakia (1-0 victory). A meeting at the end of which he was elected man of the match. Impressive since the start of the competition, Isak, who has not yet found his way to the net, hopes to make up for it in the next match.
It will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Poland on the third and final day of Group E. Along with the Euro, the native of Solna must also manage a very lively transfer window behind the scenes. And his performances during the European Championship only put his many contenders on alert. To this, we must add that the Swedish giant of 1m91, often compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic since his debut, is also coming out of a good season with Real Sociedad.
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A good rating on the market
In 43 appearances in all competitions, including 38 as a starter, the player born in 99 has scored 17 goals. All of them have been in La Liga. He also delivered two assists. A nice record for the one who managed to confirm after his good first year with the Basques. As a reminder, he had scored 16 goals and delivered 3 assists in 45 matches (20 starts) in 2019-20. Between his good statistics and his strong potential, Alexander Isak has it all. And it is already the case!
A few weeks ago, FC Barcelona, in search of an offensive reinforcement, had ticked his name. But in the end, the Culés decided to go on cheaper tracks with Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay, two free players. Still in Spain, Marca recently explained that Real Madrid were thinking of him. Information confirmed by Mundo Deportivo who adds that it is a less expensive alternative in the event of failure in the Kylian Mbappé and Erling Braut Haaland cases. Enough to open more important doors for him then.
A plan B cheaper than Mbappé or Haaland
The Catalan media adds that Manchester City, which targets Harry Kane, has also positioned itself on this issue. The Citizens like the Merengues see Isak a plan B and would have contacted the player’s entourage to know the conditions of a possible arrival but also to know if everything was settled with Borussia Dortmund. Indeed, the BVB had a clause allowing it to buy the striker, sold for € 6.5 million in 2019, for € 30 million. But Real Sociedad have negotiated to cancel this option according to Marca.
Thus, the way is therefore free for all his suitors. But they will still have to pay his current release clause, an amount of 70 million euros. But its price could still increase in the event of a good Euro. His many courtiers, Real Madrid, Manchester City but also Chelsea, who would be on the spot according to the English press, have all been warned. We will have to work together to afford the player under contract until 2024! They have all summer to do it.