Arsenal reportedly closing in on the signing of La Liga superstriker

Arsenal closing in on the signing of La Liga star

According to Spanish news outlet El Nacional, Arsenal are ‘close to signing’ Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak.

The report suggests that Isak’s parent club do not want to sell their prized asset to a La Liga outfit. Thus, ruling Barcelona out of contention to sign him.

The Spanish giants have also acquired Ferran Torres from Manchester City in a multi-million-pound deal. It clearly makes their case of signing another attacker of Isak’s price tag less rational, especially because of their financial troubles.

It is an open secret that the Gunners are looking to bolster their options at center forward. Names like Dusan Vlahovic, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jonathan David have continuously cropped up.

Whether the North London outfit pursue a deal for a striker in January or the summer still remains to be seen. Sanctioning the sale of either Eddie Nketiah or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might prove to be the catalyst.

Mikel Arteta’s preference is to have a striker who’s rounded; a goalscorer who is willing to press down opponents.

The Sweden international, who starred for his country in Euros 2020, reportedly has a release clause of £75.6million (€90m).

That fee is unlikely to prove unsurmountable for Arsenal, who look likely to back Arteta once again. Especially after the current form they are in.

Yash Bisht

 

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15 Comments

  1. DaJuhi says:

    I dont see him being worth the fee at all. He’s not worth more than £30 million in my opinion. Not a great scoring record.

    There are Alvarez, Vlahovic, Cabral, Dennis, Brereton Diaz.. much more affordable and interesting choices.

  2. fairfan says:

    75million?
    Saka free,
    ESR free.
    Martinelli 7m.
    We don’t need any more mega priced players.
    Lacazette 50m Aubameyang 60m Pepe 72m.
    When will we learn?
    Offer Nketiah + Kolasinac swap no money deal.
    Or take him on a 2mill per season loan deal.

    1. PJ-SA says:

      “Offer Nketiah + Kolasinac swap no money deal.” If you are being serious you should go seek help honestly.

      It different for each player…not academy play good, expensive player bad!

      Your examples are just survivourship bias to the max. People can also list a massive line of academy players that failed dismally and expensive players that have done well. Stop only putting out half truths to suit your narrative.

      1. jon fox says:

        PJ-SA,Well said! Context and full truth is paramount.

        I much dislike and lose respect for those whose personal agenda means they always list only cherry picked so called stats and leave out those which would give full context.

        DELIBERATE ONLY HALF TRUTH IS WILFUL DISHONESTY, IN MY VIEW. Politicians and managers in after match interviews on TV do it constantly . It is ALWAYS DISHONEST, no matter who does it or when! Sigh!
        When one is so far removed from reality as FAIRFAN MUST BE to seriously suggest we could offer Nketiah and Kolasinac for ISAK, I despair at the woeful lack of intellect.

  3. the big dog says:

    he’s a great striker i like him because he can hold the ball and dribble something that laca and auba are not good at and his link up play is excellent i think he’s a good choice

  4. lancedatguy says:

    I like the stance being shown by Sociedad on not wanting to strengthen a fellow La Liga side and that is exactly what we need to do to the likes of Liverpool who are talking about signing Saka from us to disturb us as an ambitious side that is raring to challenge for the title next season and strengthen them to hammer us in the process. However I don’t think Isak is worth that much and if we are to get him it has to be at a very much reduced price

  5. John Legend says:

    Isak remains my personal best choice for various
    -he can score
    -he is young & exciting and will grow with the group
    -he can hold and dribble.

    I really can say if the value quoted is exorbitant or not, I just really really want him.

    A January purchase would have been better for us though.

  6. Sean Williams says:

    We most definitely need a striker……Mohamed Bayo of Clermont Foot in League Un is a really athletic forward and on the up. Could really fit in at Arsenal. Can fox-in-the-box and build up play too.

  7. Grandad says:

    Have only seen him twice playing for Sweden, and in neither occasion did he impress me.Compare that with Watkins of Villa who I have watched closely since his days at Brentford and who invariably makes me wish he was with Arsenal.

  8. Longbenark says:

    Morata isn’t a great goal scorer but he’s good with other stuffs,

    Isak, still very young, IMO he’ll be a great buy,

    We could also consider the Benfica striker or just buy Adama traore and groom him😁😁😁😁

  9. kjelli says:

    is he not a winger? but looks fast ..

  10. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    interesting proposition, as having a CF with his size and pace is certainly a tantalizing proposition, but I must admit I do worry about his goal-scoring record thus far…it’s not a non-starter, as he’s still only 22, but it does raise a little red flag for me depending on the required monetary investment…according to what I’ve read this individual signed a 19,000/week deal in 2019, so Sociedad are going to make some serious coin no matter the bid and there’s no doubt we can surely turn his head with the kind of wages on offer in North London, but I don’t think it would be wise to for us to pay above the number unless we’re convinced he’s THE answer…weirdly, he’s kind of an Auba/Laca “love child” amalgamation, in that he has the pace to beat you more directly and he likes to come deeper and play with his back to goal

  11. Jakes Mradu says:

    A really good player……I want him at Arsenal……

  12. Timothy says:

    Well isak is a good player but edu should bargain price is too much. I’m timothy

  13. Timothy says:

    Arsenal need outstanding (9) like vardy,theo walcott who can speed in case when it comes to counter

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