AIK Wants £14 Million to Seal the Deal for Alexander Isak

AIK Wants £14 Million to Seal the Deal for Alexander Isak


Transfer Boost: Liverpool can sign ‘extraordinary’ striker who’s like ‘Ibrahimovic’ for £14m. Contact made already | December 13, 2016


One of Liverpool’s January transfer targets is reportedly available for a comparatively cut-price transfer fee.


Last month, an alleged exclusive in Calciomercato claimed:
* PSG, Liverpool and Juventus are all fighting to sign Isak, who plays for Swedish side AIK Solna.


* Liverpool have ‘made contact to sign’ Isak, but AIK will not sell for less than ‘€14m-€16m’. 


According to the Daily Mail this weekend:


“AIK are prepared to sell Isak for a Swedish record of £14m”.


AIK already appear to be preparing for Isak’s departure, and in a recent interview, AIK sporting director Bjorn Wesstrom told Fotbolldirekt:


“Now that he has made the breakthrough, Alexander will leave for a big fee. Now or in the next transfer window he will be sold”.


Some info about Isak:


* 17-year old striker. 14 goals/assists in 29 apps for AIK. Current contract expires: 2018.


* On his role for AIK: “I am part of building the attack. You can play ball into my feet, and I can bring other players into the game”.


* On his attacking role models: “I look up to Ibrahimovic, and [fellow Eritrean] Henok Goitom, of course”.


* Sep 2016: Isak’s Agent, Patrick Mork, raved: “He is an extraordinary talent. Name five of Europe’s biggest clubs and there are four who want him”.


* Sep 2016: Ricard Norling’s assessment [AIK’s head coach]: “He has a terrific talent, but the important thing is to make sure that he’s doing something to bring out the talent. He works hard every day.”


With so much competition from Europe’s ‘biggest clubs’, Liverpool probably have little chance of signing Isak, who – judging by the effusive praise and transfer interest – appears to be this year’s Martin Odegaard.


After Odegaard’s struggles at the Bernabeu, Isak would surely be insane to sign for Real Madrid, though he’d probably struggle just as much for game time at Anfield.


Isak is better off staying where he is.






Everton looking to pip Real Madrid to the signing of Swedish starlet Alexander Isak but will need to cough up £14 Million to seal the deal | December 13, 2016


Everton are hoping the promise of a quick route into first-team football could be enough to persuade the exciting young striker to head to Goodison Park


AIK would sell but want a Swedish record £14million for their hot-prospect Isak


*Everton are attempting to beat Real Madrid to the signing of AIK prospect Alexander Isak.
*Madrid are understood to have had a £9million proposal rejected for the 17-year-old though AIK are prepared to sell for a Swedish record of £14million.


*Isak is an exciting prospect. He is 6ft 3ins tall, quick, versatile and has scored 10 goals in his first 24 senior games in the Swedish Allsvenskan.


The complication for Madrid is, due to their pending transfer sanctions, any move to the Bernabeu for Isak would have to be put on hold.


Chelsea have also asked to be kept informed while Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain remain in the frame. The advantage Everton hold is that they may be able to offer a quicker route to the first team and that is sure to appeal to Isak and his agent Vladica Lemic.
Everton are keen to take Memphis Depay on loan from Manchester United but Isak could prove a shrewd long-term investment should he fulfil his potential.


Ronald Koeman has admitted Everton’s need to strengthen in January has assumed greater significance after Yannick Bolasie was ruled out for the season.


The Toffees boss said: ‘We know we need competition for places and a big squad. It’s a big month coming up with a lot of games and we need everybody at a good level.
‘We are still looking for some good options and maybe it is more necessary now than it was before because we have lost Yannick for a long time.
‘I don’t speak about players or about rumours. We know January is coming up and every day there is a lot of speculation. We need to do our work.’