The black and yellow have the Swede Alexander Isak move to Spain – but still keep a small back door open.
The Swedish striker Alexander Isak returns to second place at Borussia Dortmund, despite an excellent return series at Willem II Tilburg in the Dutch football division. The 19-year-old is coming to Real Sociedad San Sebastian, as BVB announced on Wednesday. Isak receives a contract with the Basques until 30 June 2024 – and will be trained there in the future by a world star: Ex-Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso will be in the club's coach in the future.
"We wish Alex Isak in Spain the greatest possible success and will follow his performance closely," said Michaël Zorc, manager of BVB. Most recently the Swede had played on loan for Willem II. The details of the agreement were not disclosed. However, the BVB apparently agreed a buy-back option – a comeback from Sweden in black and yellow is not impossible.
Spanish media had reported on a possible transfer of ten million euros for the Scandinavians. For Tilburg, he scored 19 goals in 29 competitive matches, became a top performer of the team and hinted at the great potential that made him a coveted talent two years ago. In January 2017, the Swede had changed the transfer fee from AIK Solna to black and yellow for 8.6 million euros, but he could not prevail in the professional team.
In Tilburg, however, Isak showed his goal qualities as a lender and recently even joined the Swedish national team in the qualifying competition for the European Championship. In the 0: 3 in Madrid against Spain on Monday evening, Isak came over in the 82nd minute.