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Real Sociedad and Dortmund ‘in talks to remove Arsenal transfer target Alexander Isak’s £26m buy-back clause’

REAL SOCIEDAD are negotiating with Borussia Dortmund to remove the Germans’ £26m buy-back clause for Arsenal target Alexander Isak, reports claim.

The Swede has impressed at Euro 2020, leading the line with aplomb for his country.

Alexander Isak has impressed at the Euros for Sweden
Isak, 21, gave Harry Maguire something to think about in the Europa League

Such performances, as well as 17 goals last season for Sociedad, have attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal.

And the LaLiga side are taking steps to safeguard his value.

Sociedad bought Isak from Dortmund back in 2019, with the Bundesliga giants including a £26m buy-back clause.

According to Sport1, the two clubs are now in negotiations to remove the clause.

Isak, 21, has three years remaining on his deal in Spain, with Sociedad hoping to reward his form with a new contract.

The Basque side are expected to pay around £5m to remove Dortmund’s clause.

Sporting director of Dortmund Michael Zorc said: “Both clubs are working on a common solution.

“We are in good spirits that it will work.”

The Swede was rarely given a chance to shine at Dortmund


Isak has led the line well for Sweden, as his side have picked up a 0-0 draw against Spain and a 1-0 win over Slovakia.

The 6ft 4in ace nearly scored a wondergoal in the latter match, beating FIVE players before having a shot well saved.

After his impressive display, he was forced to ask who Gary Lineker is.

The former England star had sung Isak’s praises on Twitter, writing: “Don’t think there’s much doubt that Alexander Isak will attract a lot of attention from clubs across Europe. Exceptional talent.”

Told about the lofty praise, Isak said: “I am not that aware of him…

“It’s an old player working in the studio?”

He then added: “I wasn’t born then but I have a little bit of knowledge about him.”

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