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Alexander Isak: The Rising Star Compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It was probably the most successful 17th birthday in football history

In a way, the Eritrean born, Swedish striker’s skillset is comparable to Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s. But in terms of their personalities and playing style, the comparison is totally wrong. Actually, they couldn’t be more different.

BY MICHAEL YOKHIN | BBC SPORT

The big Stockholm derby between Djurgarden and AIK was on 21 September 2016, and Alexander Isak made sure it was an evening to remember.

In the first half, AIK’s teenage sensation made a run into space and expertly controlled a through ball in the box. One touch to take it into his stride, a second to fire low and hard into the far corner. Arms outstretched, he stood celebrating in front of the hostile home crowd. Continue reading Alexander Isak: The Rising Star Compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Alexander Isak Leaves BVB for Real Sociedad in €10m Deal

The 19-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak officially joins the Spanish club Real Sociedad for a reportedly €10 million deal till 2024.

BY TESFANEWS*

Eritrean-Swedish striker Alexander Isak has signed a five-year contract to move from Borussia Dortmund to Real Sociedad in Spain for a reportedly €10 million (£8.9m/$11.3m) deal to keep with the club through June 2024. Continue reading Alexander Isak Leaves BVB for Real Sociedad in €10m Deal

Cecafa to Host First Ever Under-15 Regional Tournament in Eritrea

CECAFA will host it’s first ever Under-15 regional football tournament in Eritrea, in August.

BY GILBERT WANDERA | STANDARD MEDIA

Council for East and Central Africa Football Association [CECAFA] will host it’s first ever Under-15 regional tournament in Eritrea.

The move is meant to develop the region’s capacity at this level according to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa. Continue reading Cecafa to Host First Ever Under-15 Regional Tournament in Eritrea

Alexander Isak Snubs Real Madrid to Join German Bundesliga Club for €10m

17-year-old Swedish – Eritrean football prodigy Alexander Isak is on the verge of signing with Borussia Dortmund, snubbing an offer from Real Madrid.

Europe’s biggest football clubs are fighting to sign 17-year-old Eritrean-Swedish prodigy Alexander Isak — dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Photo: Anders Wiklund/AFP/Getty Images)

By Marcus Christenson | The Guardian,

Borussia Dortmund are set to complete the signing of AIK’s highly rated teenager Alexander Isak for €10m (£8.65m). The 17-year-old, who became Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer earlier this month, looked set to be joining Real Madrid last week but appears to have had a change of heart and opted for the Bundesliga club. Continue reading Alexander Isak Snubs Real Madrid to Join German Bundesliga Club for €10m

Manchester City Enter Race for Chelsea FC and Real Madrid Target Alexander Isak

With clubs like Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain eyeing his services, it will not be long before Isak becomes a household name in football.

The 17-year-old Isak, who has 13 goals in 29 appearances this year, is also being followed closely by Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain who have all contacted his club AIK. (Photo: BILDBYRÅN)

By Siddhantc,

Premier League giants Manchester City are said to be closely monitoring the progress of the highly-rated striker, who has been on the radar of Chelsea and Real Madrid.

AIK’s teenage sensation Alexander Isak has attracted the attention of a host of European elites this season with his goal-scoring exploits for the Swedish club. The 17-year-old has scored an impressive 13 goals in 29 appearance this campaign, earning him the label of “the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic“. Continue reading Manchester City Enter Race for Chelsea FC and Real Madrid Target Alexander Isak

Liverpool Enter the Race to Sign Alexander Isak

Alexander Isak is being chased by Europe’s top clubs. (Picture: Getty)

By Lee Thomas-Mason | for metro.co.uk,

Liverpool have declared interest in young Swedish-Eritrean striker Alexander Isak who has been dubbed the ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.

Isak, who scored on his debut as a 16-year-old for Swedish side AIK in February, is attracting the eyes of Europe’s leading clubs despite having only turned 17 at the end of September. Continue reading Liverpool Enter the Race to Sign Alexander Isak