Real Madrid are apparently keeping an eye on Alexander Isak’s position at Real Sociedad as they look for a new striker.
Real sees Isak as a less expensive alternative to Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, according to AS. Real Sociedad has a €70 million release clause in his contract, and the club will only sell him if the sum is satisfied.
In order to deter possible bidders, Sociedad is thought to be interested in extending Isak’s contract and increasing his release clause to €90 million. Instead of negotiating with Sociedad, Los Blancos aim to meet his release clause and speak directly to his agent.
According to the source, a number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing the striker this summer, with Arsenal already inquiring about his availability. Sociedad, on the other hand, have no plans to move Isak this summer, as the Swede’s contract with the club expires in 2024.
Real Madrid are showing interest in Real Sociedad and Sweden striker Alexander Isak. [AS] pic.twitter.com/7n2mzaVMVB— PF | Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) June 24, 2021
Isak scored 17 goals in 34 league appearances for Real Sociedad last season in what was a breakout season for the striker. He is currently leading the line for the Swedish national team at Euro 2020. Isak has been an important part of Janne Anderson’s side that has reached the knockout stages of the competition.
Real Madrid hoping to land Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid are set to go all out to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, despite the French giants being adamant that the striker will not leave this summer.
Los Blancos are looking for a successor to Karim Benzema and have identified Mbappe as the perfect player to do so. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Real over the past year, with former manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly a keen admirer of his compatriot.
In order to sign Mbappe, however, Real Madrid will first have to reduce their massive wage bill. The Spanish giants are set for a summer overhaul, with many players set to depart. Gareth Bale, Isco, Dani Ceballos and Mariano are no longer in the club’s future plans, while Belgian winger Eden Hazard could also be sold in order to free up funds.
It remains to be seen whether Real Madrid will be able to convince PSG to part ways with a player of Mbappe’s caliber this summer.