It’s now official. Alexander Isak won’t sign with Real Madrid because he is already a new Borussia Dortmund player. ‘The new Zlatan Ibrahimovic’, as he was called, has signed a new deal with the German giants until 2022 for a transfer deal of €9M. FIFA have still to approve the agreement because Isak is still underage.
Real Madrid were chasing the Swedish footballer and the Spanish giants had almost a deal with the player and the club, however, the problems with FIFA and the unavailability to sign any player in this transfer window have frustrated the deal.
Borussia Dortmund have published a tweet with Isak already wearing the yellow t-shirt. “We are delighted that he had chosen Borussia Dortmund”, the sports director, Michael Zorc said in the official website.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 23, 2017
Isak is only 17 years old but the big clubs of the continent were already fighting to get him on board their projects. In 24 games this season with AIK Solna, Isak scored 10 goals, an average of one goal every 160 minutes. His height -190 cm- and the nationality made the parallelism with Zlatan Ibrahimovic inevitable.
Now, Isak will have the opportunity to shine with the German club. He will be the perfect replacement for Patrick-Emerick Aubameyang, who is receiving many offers from the biggest European clubs. Actually, the forwards said many times he wants to play at Santiago Bernabéu and Los Blancos could think on him to reinforce the attacking line.
His former team mate at AIK Solna Dickson Etuhu had spoiled the signing because he published on his Instagram account a picture of Isak with the Borussia Dortmund sports director. Now, the transfer is official and Los Blancos have lost a good opportunity to sign one of the most promising youngsters in Europe.
— Moritz Leihkamm (@kopfballer) January 23, 2017