Who is Alexander Isak? The super Swede interesting Arsenal and Chelsea

Martin Macdonald
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Other young forwards like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland may be stealing most of the headline around Europe at the moment, but a wonderkid that has the potential to join their company is Alexander Isak.

The Real Sociedad striker is by no means an unknown quantity as he has already completed two relatively big moves in his career to Borussia Dortmund and then Real Sociedad.

But, if reports from Spain are to be believed, the Sweden international could be set for a more to one of the Premier League's elite which would harshen the spotlight on him significantly.

So, what kind of player is he?


What position does Alexander Isak play in?

Isak plays as an out-and-out centre-forward.

How good is Alexander Isak?

The young Swede burst onto the scene at AIK in his homeland, where he scored five goals in just 12 league games. It wasn’t long before Dortmund came calling, but his first big break perhaps came a little too soon; after just five Bundesliga appearances and no goals, and despite an incredibly successful loan at Willem II in Holland during 2018/19, Isak joined La Real.

His career has utterly thrived in San Sebastian, where he has netted 31 goals in just 61 starts. His height, power and technique have blended together in the way many predicted, and he could be set for a move to another elite side in the future.

Isak hasn't started 2020/21 well, having scored no goals so far, but there isn't many who are concerned at the moment.

At international level, he is recognised as the future of Swedish football and the attacking heir to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

BBC Sport presenter Gary Lineker famously tipped Isak for big things following his performance at Euro 2020 with Sweden, to which the player responded that he didn't know who Lineker was!

What clubs are interested in Alexander Isak?

Throughout his short career Isak has been linked with many clubs at different points.

During the summer, he was linked with Barcelona after being one of the best young players in La Liga in 2020/21, though the Blaugrana were not in a financial position to make any significant bids.

He was mentioned as an alternative to Haaland when Chelsea were looking for a new forward, but they sought Romelu Lukaku instead.

Now, it appears Arsenal are leading the way for his signature as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Isak did have a clause in his contract that would allow Dortmund to buy him back for €30 million, but Real Sociedad have bought out that clause now.

After that happened, he signed a long-term deal to remain with the Basque side.

When does Alexander Isak’s contract expire?

Isak's contract with Real Sociedad lasts until 2026.

How old is Alexander Isak?

Isak was born on 21 September 1999, making him 21-years-old.

What is Alexander Isak's height?

Isak is six-feet-two-inches tall.

What is Alexander Isak's Instagram?

Isak's Instagram has 435k followers as of September 2021.