Manchester City want to strike deal for Real Sociedad sensation
Following Sergio Aguero’s departure after his contract expired, Manchester City had given priority to signing a striker in the summer transfer window. Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Etihad Stadium all summer but no move has taken place.
The Sky Blues’ frustration at not getting Harry Kane’s deal was tangible, although it appears Pep Guardiola et al. looked away to find Aguero’s replacement.
According to a report from the Spanish outlet Fichajes, Manchester City are interested in signing Real Sociedad starlet Alexander Isak.
The Sweden international, 22, joined Real Sociedad from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 and has since gradually built his reputation as one of the most prominent talents in European football. Due to his physique, his eye for the spectacular and his same nationality, he has been nicknamed by many as the “new Zlatan Ibrahimovic”.
Alexander Isak played a crucial role in Real Sociedad’s fifth place in La Liga last season, scoring 17 goals in 34 games. He may have had a slow start to the season with no goals or assists in five games, but the center-forward recently impressed and scored in Sweden’s World Cup qualifying victories over Kosovo and Greece. .
Despite signing a contract renewal earlier this year until 2026 which raised his release clause from â¬ 70million to â¬ 90million, Manchester City would find the reasonable sum to shell out on a talented young striker with greater potential. However, Real Madrid and Barcelona’s interest in Isak complicates things a bit for the Cityzens, Fichajes Claim.
Ferran Torres’ latest foot injury and the potential unavailability of Gabriel Jesus due to international engagements with Brazil left Guardiola with limited options ahead of Man City’s league game against Burnley.
It’s no secret that Manchester City are on the hunt for a striker and while Isak is not yet an established name in Europe, the Swedish sensation has what it takes to step in and potentially solve the need most. pressing the club for the better part of the decade.