Alexander Isak has recently emerged as a potential target for several top European clubs. The 21 year-old Swedish international and striker for Real Sociedad has 12 goals so far in La Liga, as La Real push to secure a top finish in the league. Isak has also added two assists in the league for 0.91 goal contributions per game. In a Summer in which many top clubs are expected to seek reinforcements at striker, Isak has been publicly linked with Barcelona, Manchester City and now a possible return to Borussia Dortmund.
During a media conference in advance of the game against Armenia Bielefeld last weekend, Michael Zorc acknowledged that the team has been tracking Isak’s progress:
We believe that Alex took the right step to go to Real Sociedad de San Sebastián. At first, he impressed as a substitute, scoring goals. This season he has become a regular starter and of course we are following him, but we are happy to have Haaland.
Isak first signed with Borussia Dortmund from Swedish team AIK in January of 2017 for an undisclosed fee rumored at €9 million. The young Swede was highly sought after, with reported interest from Real Madrid at that time. Signed as a replacement for veteran striker Adrian Ramos, however, rumors quickly developed of a rift between Dortmund’s management and then coach Thomas Tuchel, who was only informed of the signing a week before it happened. Although Tuchel denied there was any disagreement, Isak did not figure in his plans that season aside from a five minute cameo in a cup game.