The Gunners are reportedly keeping a close eye on many strikers across the Europe.
The latest reports in Spain suggest that Arsenal are linked with a move for Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak.
Real Sociedad spent 15 million euros to sign the Sweden international from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2019. The 21-year-old has five years left on his current contract which expires in 2026.
In 92 appearances for Real Sociedad, Isak has managed to score 33 goals, and create 5 goals for his teammates.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 21-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Isak has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 7 goals in 27 senior appearances for the Sweden national team.
His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new striker and Isak is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Real Sociedad striker and Arsenal could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Sweden international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.
According to the report, “Arsenal are showing serious interest in signing Alexander Isak next summer. The Swedish centre-forward is a key target for several Premier League clubs. The Gunners were impressed with his displays at Euro 2020, while he has also shown incredible improvement with his club Real Sociedad in La Liga. Any pursuit of Isak would be complicated for Arsenal, as he signed a new contract with Sociedad that runs until 2026. His release clause sits at £77 million, but the 21-year-old is still a target for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta,. Liverpool and Chelsea were also linked to Isak during the most recent summer transfer window.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
The Gunners have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Sweden international.
Real Sociedad are preparing to sell their striker should they receive a massive offer for him.
Alexander Isak ideal fit for Arsenal?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Isak is very highly rated in Spain and he could be a superb long term signing for Arsenal.
He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Arsenal. Therefore, it makes sense for Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the Sweden striker to Premier League side.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.