According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race to sign AIK Solna hitman Alexander Isak.
Isak, 17, was born in Solna and joined his hometown club at the age of just six back in 2005 – and now he’s really catching the eye.
The giant 6ft 3in striker has hit an astonishing 12 goals in 20 games for AIK, and has now emerged as one of the world’s top young talents.
Strong and pacey, Isak has proven himself as an adept finisher in Sweden, and his AIK team-mate Chinedu Obasi even told Expressen that he thinks Isak is the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Unsurprisingly, Isak’s exploits have caught the eye of some of the world’s biggest clubs, with Expressen now reporting that Manchester United have joined rivals Liverpool in the race for his signature.
The Red Devils already have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and may now be keen to land the teenager compared to the Swedish legend in what would surely be an attractive proposition for the youngster.
Jose Mourinho’s lack of proven success with young players means that Jurgen Klopp will have hope of landing Isak, whilst the report adds that Inter Milan, Leicester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Roma are also keen.
It seems like only a matter of time until Isak leaves AIK for a huge club, and United will be hoping that the presence of Ibrahimovic – and icon of Swedish football – can help tip the balance in their favour.