Alexander Isak, one of Europe’s hot prospects, has signed for Borussia Dortmund from AIK.
The 17-year-old striker scored 10 goals in the Swedish league last season and had been reportedly in talks with Real Madrid.
According to Dortmund, Alexander Isak 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
Standing at 6ft 2in, the striker is seen as Ibrahimovic’s natural successor in the Swedish national side.
sak posed with Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc and club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke as the deal was confirmed.
Zorc acknowledged that there had been plenty of competition for the player’s signature, but that they were sure – as was the player – that the right move had been made.
‘Alexander Isak is a high-caliber wonderkid, who was wanted by numerous top clubs in Europe,’ said the sporting director.
‘We are very glad that he has chosen Borussia Dortmund. BVB is just as convinced as the player that this transfer is one with great potential.’
The move is now the most expensive sale in the history of Swedish football – more than the fee Ajax spent to bring Zlatan to Holland from Malmo back in 2001, at £7.5m.