Man City ‘keen’ on La Liga striker – but deal could be complicated by Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen on Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak and is considering a move for the 21 year-old, according to the Mirror.

Isak is one of Spanish football’s brightest young stars. This season the Swedish forward has broken onto the scene this season with 12 goals in 20 games in La Liga. That goal return, combined with the age of the player, has inevitably seen Isak linked with many big clubs around Europe.

With Sergio Aguero’s career at the Etihad winding down, the Manchester City hierarchy will be on the hunt for a new centre- forward in the summer.

And although Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has been tagged as Manchester City’s number one priority, nearly every big club in Europe has been linked to the Norwegian, which could require the Premier League club to consider other options.

The Mirror understands that Isak’s former club Borussia Dortmund do have an agreement in place to resign the player at the end of each season for around £25 million. However, it is claimed that Isak has stated that he does not want to return to the German giants.

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It is claimed that Manchester City will continue to monitor the player’s progress over the next few months, and should they wish to launch a proposal in the summer, it is likely to offer cash and a player.

Popular statistics website Transfermrarkt values the Swedish striker at around £20 million, however recent reports have shown that it may require nearly three times that amount to pry Isak away from La Real.

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