Man United ‘prepared’ to pay Alexander Isak’s £76m release clause: report

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Man United have identified Alexander Isak as a potential transfer target.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has built a good squad of players at Manchester United. That said, pressure is starting to mount on the Baby Faced Assassin.

For now though, he’ll continue to work hard and press on with his plan. In the long run, that includes getting younger at the striker position. Obviously, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani aren’t going to be around forever.

Enter Alexander Isak. The story comes from Fichajes, with the translation coming from The Sun. Apparently, United are prepared to pay the £76m release clause of the emerging striker, who enjoyed two excellent back-to-back campaigns for Real Sociedad.

United aren’t alone in the chase of Isak either, with Manchester City also eyeing a move for the young Swede, who already has 30 international caps to his name. Pep Guardiola is also in the hunt for a new forward, following their failure to acquire a new frontman over the summer.

The 22-year-old Isak is now fit again after overcoming a hamstring problem, with the striker scoring 34 goals in 96 appearances since moving to the La Liga outfit.

It goes without saying, Isak is improving season-in-season-out, while moving to a top club would only further help the Swede’s development as he’d be playing with better players.

In terms of price, the £76m is a hefty tag. However, in this day and age, that’s about the going rate for a high level forward. Isak would no doubt be an astute signing if the club could pull it off.

Personally, I can’t get away from Erling Haaland. Until the Norwegian moves clubs, I wouldn’t be intent on finding a striker. We need to do everything possible to convince the Norwegian to choose us over any other big club. That simply has to be priority number one.

Would a move for Isak make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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