21 Oct 2016

'Next Ibrahimovic' to Anfield? Liverpool want 'extraordinary' striker who 'will leave' soon

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

In September, Spanish daily Sport claimed that Liverpool are considering a January move for Isak, and according to Swedish newspaper Expressen today:

* Scouts from top clubs have been watching Isak's progress with AIK, including Liverpool.

* Manchester United, Paris St-Germain, Inter, Roma and Leicester, also want Isak, who is unimaginatively dubbed the 'next Zlatan Ibrahimovic'

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 transfer fee. Now or in the next transfer window he will be sold".

Some info about Isak:

* 17-year old striker. 13 goals/assists in 25 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 so [fellow Eritrean] Henok Goitom, of course".

* Sep 2016: Isak's Agent, Patrick Mork, raved: "He is an exceptional and 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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