11 Nov 2016

Deal Close? Liverpool make contact to sign 'extraordinary' €16m striker who 'will be sold' soon

Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for Swedish sensation Alexander Isak.

According to an exclusive from Calciomercato today:

* 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 '€15m-€16m'.

When asked last month about Isak's future, 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.



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