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Man City lock on to breakout Haaland and Kane alternative transfer option

Alexander Isak sat in the dugout for Real Sociedad, October 2021

Manchester City have added an exciting alternative attacking option to their existing list of targets for 2022, a report has claimed.

It is no secret that City will be looking to add a new striker to their ranks next year. The Sergio Aguero replacement will no doubt be a blockbuster signing. Erling Haaland and Harry Kane are the two most prominent options, though both potential deals have their own issues.

Haaland will be an extremely hard get, with several top European sides competing in what could be one of the most hotly-contested transfers in history.

And Kane will turn 29 next summer so doesn’t offer the potential to be City’s talisman for the next decade.

Therefore, they need to be searching for different options. According to Fichajes, they have identified Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak as a target.

Isak has a lot less admirers than Haaland and is only one year older than the striking sensation at 22.

He had a breakout year in La Liga last season, netting 17 goals in 34 appearances.

And for a number of years he has been a regular fixture in the Sweden national team. It was at Euro 2020 that he announced himself to the world with his performances.

Sociedad were quick to tie their frontman down to a new five-year contract. This put an end to any speculation of a move away in the summer.

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But City will not see that lengthy deal as an issue come the end of the season. If they want to splash the cash on Isak, they will.

The report suggests the Spanish side will be willing to sell if the price is right.

Isak is yet to score a league goal this season but has bagged three goals for his country. That includes one in each of their recent World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Greece.

Isak’s signature a sought after one

He reportedly holds a £59.8m release clause within his contract. Sociedad are unwilling to compromise on that figure.

That proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for Arsenal in the summer. The Gunners were heavily linked with him.

However, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah potentially both on their way out at the Emirates, Football London suggest Isak is a possibility for them too.

Multiple Premier League sides are said to be monitoring him. Liverpool and Chelsea have been named in connection in the past.

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