Eritrean/Swedish footballer Alexander Isak have signed for Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund swoop for Swedish sensation Alexander Isak as teenager snubs La Liga giants Real Madrid
- Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of teenager Alexander Isak
- The Sweden international has signed a ‘long-term deal’ at Signal Iduna Park
- The 17-year-old was linked with an £8.6m move to Spanish giants Real Madrid
- However, the AIK forward has opted for a move to Germany to further his career
- Dortmund sporting director revealed the star was wanted by several other clubs
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Swedish teenage sensation Alexander Isak.
According to the German club, the 17-year-old has signed a long-term contract at Signal Iduna Park, after the Bundesliga side staved off competition from Real Madrid to land the youngster for a reported £8.6million.
It was thought that the Spanish sides were favourite to land the sought after forward, with a deal close to completion, but the Swedish star has snubbed the Champions League holders in favour of joining Thomas Tuchel’s side.
He joins Dortmund from AIK Solna after turning down the chance to join European champions Real Madrid.
” Alexander Isak is a high-class talent, who was wanted by many of Europe’s top clubs. We are very glad that he has decided on Borussia Dortmund. BVB is just as convinced as the player that this transfer is one with a great future.”
Dortmund said in a statement that final confirmation was required from FIFA due to his young age, but Dortmund are believed to have paid €10m to sign a player who scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for AIK in the Swedish top flight last season.
Isak became Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer on January 12 when he scored against Slovakia.
He joins the likes of Christian Pusilic (18), Julian Weigl (21), Ousmane Dembele (19) and Emre Mor (19) in Dortmund’s burgeoning ranks of young talent.
AIK team-mate Dickson Etuhu had earlier accidentally confirmed the transfer by posting an image on Instagram of Isak signing his contract.