Announced as one of the greatest hopes of European football, Alexander Isak (21) was recruited very young by Borussia Dortmund. But in Germany, the Swede screwed up. Did he land when he was too young? Still, Isak at BVB is only 5 Bundesliga matches and no goals scored. Then loaned to Willem II in the Netherlands, the striker found color (13 goals in 16 league matches) before having fun in Spain.
Bought by Real Sociedad in 2019, Isak signed an encouraging first season (9 goals in 37 La Liga games) before confirming in a good way this year. Author of 12 goals in 20 La Liga matches, the number 19 of Real took full advantage of the departure of Willian José in Wolverhampton to take the leadership of the Basque attack. Better, if Alexander Isak manages to find his way to the net on the next day against Real Madrid, he will become the youngest player to score in seven consecutive La Liga games. He would erase a certain Ronaldo (the Brazilian) from the shelves.
On the other side of the coin, the Txuri-urdin are forced to activate to avoid an early departure. Already announced in the viewfinder of FC Barcelona, the Swede would still be a target for the next summer transfer window blaugrana according to Sport. He would indeed be a much more accessible target than Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland, far too expensive for a penniless Barça. And even. Still, the Basque edition of Mundo Deportivo reveals that his leaders want to revalue his salary (estimated at € 76,000 per month) and convince him not to pack up next summer.
But Real want above all to persuade him not to return to Dortmund. As a reminder, Isak has a release clause of € 70 million (which the Basques want to increase), except for Borussia Dortmund. After selling the Scandinavian to the Basques in 2019 for the modest sum of € 6.5m, the Marsupials made sure they could buy it back in exchange for € 30m. Or a much more interesting price. And if the BVB sells Erling Haaland, it will have no difficulty in paying this sum. The battle is on.